Tian Chua: Harapan must work with whoever can bring victory

‘It is a tactic we must consider to win most seats.’

PKR vice-president Tian Chua has urged Pakatan Harapan to work with whoever is capable of helping them achieve victory in Malacca and restore the people’s mandate in 2018.

“Tactically we must join with anyone that can give Harapan victory.

“It is a tactic we must consider by any means to win the most seats,” he told reporters when met at the PKR headquarters tonight (Oct 20).

The former Batu MP had earlier attended a Harapan presidential council meeting on the upcoming state polls.

Tensions had flared in Harapan after PKR began courting four incumbent assemblypersons led by former Malacca chief minister Idris Haron who were previously aligned to BN and Perikatan Nasional.

The quartet’s defection had resulted in the recent collapse of the BN-led state government, which triggered snap polls scheduled for Nov 20.

From left : Former Melaka assemblypersons Idris Haron, Nor Azman Hassan, Norhizam Hassan Baktee and Noor Effandi Ahmad

Two of those assemblypersons, Norhizam Hassan Baktee and Noor Effandi Ahmad, had previously contributed to the fall of the Malacca administration in 2020 which was then helmed by Harapan.

The quartet – which also includes former Umno representative Nor Azman Hassan – is reportedly eyeing to contest under Harapan.

However, Chua said the Harapan presidential council meeting today did not include an in-depth discussion on giving seats to the four.


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