PAS and DAP heading into dispute over Kedah seats

Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak (above)disclosed that DAP would not be getting an additional seat in the next general election.

JITRA - PAS and DAP are heading into a dispute over seat allocations in Kedah.

Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak disclosed yesterday that DAP would not be getting an additional seat in the next general election.

His announcement prompted Kedah DAP chairman Lee Guan Aik to disagree, saying that no compromise had been reached at the state level and since the discussion had reached a deadlock it was best for the Pakatan Rakyat leadership council to intervene and mediate in Kuala Lumpur.

Earlier, Azizan said there were no changes in the allocation of seats among the three parties in Pakatan.

The decision came despite a mounting demand from DAP for additional seats.

He said the seat allocation among PAS, PKR and DAP was based on the 2008 status quo.

"Nothing will change, we shall follow the 2008 allocation. The number of seats allocated for PAS and PKR are the same," he said after opening the Pelubang water treatment plant's open-day celebration here.

Lee disputed Azizan's contention, saying the matter was being discussed at the national level.

"We never agreed on a status quo. We want more seats. In an alliance, all seats should be well distributed among Pakatan parties," he said.

It was reported that DAP is seeking four state and two parliamentary seats in Kedah.

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