The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Seat talks with Umno postponed, not stopped – Hadi


MARANG: Discussion­s with Umno on the allocation of seats for the 15th general election (GE15) have not stopped but they have been postponed, said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

He said currently PAS was discussing the matter only with Bersatu.

Abdul Hadi said Umno must set a clear direction and iron out its internal crisis before negotiatio­n on the distributi­on of seats could continue.

“It (seat allocation) is still in the early stages. We are still together with Umno but the party is still saddled with internal crisis, let them solve their problems first.

“Our negotiatio­ns with Umno has not ended, just delayed. Let us wait for Umno to settle their problems while we proceed with our discussion­s with Bersatu,” he told reporters after delivering a Dhuha on-line lecture at Rusila Mosque here on Friday.

Newspapers had earlier reported Abdul Hadi as saying PAS had sent its representa­tives to negotiate with Bersatu on the distributi­on of seats, while discussion­s with Umno would have to be delayed as the party was facing internal problems. Bernama

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