PN ‘realistically’ confident it can win, but keeps CM choice a ‘mystery’

‘Our chances are bright,’ says Bersatu info chief

MALACCA POLLS | Perikatan Nasional is confident that it can win the Malacca election despite pundits predicting the possibility of a total wipeout for its lynchpin parties Bersatu and PAS.

However, the coalition will not announce its chief minister candidate just yet.

Bersatu information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan said discussions on who should be chief minister have been had, but will only be announcing a candidate after they win the election.

“We leave it as a mystery for now,” he quipped during a press conference in Ayer Keroh Malacca that was streamed by Astro Awani.

Asked about PN’s chances of bagging 15 seats, Wan Saiful said the party was “realistically” confident.

“We are realistic in our expectations that we have a good chance; our chances are bright,” he said.

“The people see that we are a coalition whose focus is to look after the people.

“We don’t fight among ourselves… we are not a divided party… our chances are bright,” he said.

Bersatu had won two seats in Malacca in 2018 when it was part of Pakatan Harapan.

Meanwhile, its partners PAS and Gerakan won zero seats in the state that year.

The coalition is in a three-cornered fight against Umno-led BN, and Harapan, and according to pundits, PN’s chances at winning the polls are slim.

Asked about whether they would be willing to work with others to form a new state government, Wan Saiful said they would cross that bridge when they get there.

He said past experience has shown that post-election coalitions and those with slim majorities are unstable.

“We hope Malaccans will learn from what happened before and vote PN to form a government with a strong majority.

“If that doesn’t happen, we will wait after the state election to see what happens. I don’t like to speculate,” he said.


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