PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan has finalised seat allocation for a few states for the upcoming general election, said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
He said Pakatan leaders in these states had informed him that they have reached an agreement on how seats should be allocated among themselves.
Lim said Pakatan had carried out detailed discussions among its partners on the seats but as far as Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is concerned the discussions have been “very general”.
Although Lim did not want to divulge the states which have completed the negotiations, he mentioned Sarawak and Penang as among those which have reached a settlement.
Lim, also DAP secretary-general, said “now is not the time to make an announcement of seat allocations”, adding that an official announcement would be made by Pakatan.
He said there have been problems in the past when the grassroots were not convinced by seats which had been agreed upon. This had resulted in multi-cornered fights.
“So now to avoid this problem, let’s make the announcement together,” he told a press conference at the DAP National Leadership Retreat 2017 here Saturday.