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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Nov 15: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will not win any seats in the 12th Sarawak Election, says Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president explained that this is not the first time that PKR has made clear its intention to secure some seats in the State polls.
“Normally, if you bid on 40 seats, you might win one or two seats only. But for PKR, I think they will get zero (seats).
“I might sound arrogant, but (under) the present PKR and its leadership in Sarawak, they will get zero, not even a single seat,” he told reporters at a press conference after launching the ‘Asia’s Sarawak 360 Experience: Stories from The Heart’ programme at Kuching Old Courthouse today.
Abdul Karim who is also the Asajaya incumbent also noted rumours that PKR candidates for the Chief Minister’s (CM) post will contest in the constituency seat.
“I have heard about the rumours that PKR will field their CM candidate in Asajaya but I also heard that there is not only one candidate, but three of them.
“From the start, PKR is already ‘kelam-kabut’ (a mess) by having three candidates trying to lobby to contest in Asajaya.
“I do not know why Asajaya is very important to them but I welcome as many opponents as possible and let it be a ‘festival’ in Asajaya,” he added.
Abdul Karim also expressed confidence that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will have a landslide win in the coming State election.
“At least (we will win) two-thirds or even four-fifths (seats), that is the level of confidence we have,” he revealed.
When asked if he would be defending his seat in the coming State polls, Abdul Karim remained tight-lipped and said the final decision will be made by GPS chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“If I am given the chance, insya-Allah I will contest again but the decision is up to Abang Johari. If not, I will support whoever that will be nominated there,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily