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PAS Sabah sets sight on winning at least a seat
Published on: Friday, April 21, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) Sabah has set its sights on winning at least one of the 20 seats it intends to contest in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14) in Sabah.

PAS Central Committee member Dr Aliakbar Gulasan said the party has decided to contest in 20 State and four parliamentary seats including the Tanjung Aru State and Putatan Parliamentary seats.

"PAS Sabah has existed in Sabah as one of the opposition parties since 1986 and we admit that we have not won any seats, so far. However we are not giving up hope but continuing with our struggles as we are confident that the party is still relevant in Sabah.

"Ironically, we discovered that although we did not win any seat in Sabah in the past general elections, our membership has increased throughout the three decades now and we have had a number of professionals joining us," Dr Aliakbar said after opening the war room cum election machinery of PAS Putatan at Sembulan here.

Also present were PAS Sabah Deputy Commissioner II Hamid Ismail, PAS Sabah Youth wing, PAS Sabah divisions heads and party members.

Dr Aliakbar said the party has made a firm stand that it will not work together with parties that have ties with the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Amanah that are clearly against the Act 355 (RUU355) which the party is hoping to amend in parliament.

According to him, Umno has yet to approach PAS Sabah on possibly working together for the coming GE14.

However, he said the party is fully prepared to go solo in contesting the 20 seats and that it is optimistic of winning them especially the targeted ones, without revealing the seats.

On women to be fielded in GE14, Dr Aliakbar said the party plans to field several calibre and qualified women as its candidates. - Hayati Dzulkifli

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