THE Penang Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders will continue their seat negotiation process with their Barisan Nasional (BN) counterparts to finalise a few more seats.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who is also the state Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman, said currently, the negotiation process has been going on smoothly for both sides.
“The second meeting was held yesterday. There are seats that have been agreed and there are a few more seats that still need to be further discussed.
“The negotiation process will be continued until both parties agree on the seats to be contested for the upcoming state election,” Chow said in response to reporters who wanted to know about the outcome of the state PH meeting yesterday.
Chow had earlier attended the DAP Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at the Auto City Concept Hall in Juru today.
In the coming state election, there are 40 seats up for grabs.
PH currently dominates the state assembly with 33 seats through DAP (19), PKR (12) and Amanah (2). BN has two seats through Umno, while the sole opposition member is from PAS, a member of the Perikatan Nasional. Four seats have been declared vacant in the last State Assembly sitting for going against the state anti-hopping law.
Chow, in his speech also, has urged grassroots from both coalitions (PH and BN) to prepare their election machinery to face the challenges in the upcoming state election.
“We must be ready to defend our strong mandate in the upcoming state election to continue administering the state.
“The state party branches from PH and BN must be ready to play their part to help each other.
“We must work as a team, with the same mission and objective, to continue retaining Penang for the fourth term.
“We must do everything we can to make sure candidates from PH and BN can get all the support needed to win the seats they are contesting,” he said.
Among those present during the DAP Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house were state Umno chairman Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir and its deputy chairman Datuk Shaik Hussein Mydin, state PKR representative Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain and state Amanah chairman Dr Roslan Ahmad.