Wants Seat Allocation To Be Discussed In A Round Table,
KINABALU, March 20 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah
(PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan wants the
seat allocation issue among state Barisan Nasional (BN)
component parties to be discussed in a round table and not
openly to ensure that the matter is solved in the spirit
who is Deputy Chief Minister, said the seat allocation agreed
upon by all state BN component parties in the last election
should be made the basis for any discussion on the matter.
the parliamentary and state seats held by Sabah Progressive
Party (SAPP) (which left the BN in September 2008) which
should be discussed among the component parties," he
told reporters after opening the state-level World Water
Day Conference, here Tuesday.
was asked to comment on the remark by Penampang Umno division
chief Datuk John Ambrose on Sunday that there was a need
for the BN to relook into its seat allocation formula.
said the BN should do away with the usual practice of re-allocating
seats to component parties which had contested them in previous
elections, saying that this practice would do more harm
than good for the BN because the parties would still be
able to recontest regardless of whether they had a winnable
candidate or not.