DAP given too much leeway over seat negotiations, claim Pribumi members

 |Feb 13, 2018
Pribumi chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is being blamed for allegedly putting his own interests above the party and the rakyat. – MO pic by Azrol Ali

KOTA BARU: DAP has been getting too much leeway over seat negotiations for the upcoming general election, claim Kota Baru Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) members.

Kota Baru Pribumi vice-chief Mohd Nor Hashim Che Min claimed that Pakatan Harapan top leaders have been too lenient with its parties namely the DAP.

Describing the DAP as being domineering, he said that other parties within PH have been bowing to them.

“It is unacceptable,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

Mohd Nor also slammed Parti Amanah Negara for allegedly trying to monopolise seat allocations in Kelantan which he claimed has shown disregard for other parties in its bid to contest in most of the state seats.

He claimed Amanah was planning to take all three state seats in Kota Baru.

“There doesn’t seem to be a way out as no agreement can be reached despite months of negotiations,” he added.

He admitted that this has been causing friction and frustration amongst grassroots members from Pribumi following the feeling of being sidelined.

He blames Pribumi chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for allegedly putting his own interests above the party and the rakyat.

Mohd Nor also expressed his disappointment with Pribumi for allegedly holding an invalid annual general meeting last year.

Last week, two Pribumi leaders from Klang had reportedly lodged a complaint with the Registrar of Societies (ROS), claiming that their party breached its constitution following what they described to be an unlawful AGM.

Also present together with Mod Nor were Kota Baru Pribumi Youth chief Nik Mohd Adhwan Nik Haris and division Srikandi (women’s wing) chief Normala Abdul Kadir.