Sarawak Polls: Pakatan cooperating with PSB is possible, says state DAP

KUCHING: Despite not being able to achieve a consensus on seat negotiations, Sarawak Pakatan Harapan isn’t dismissing possibilities of cooperating with locally-based Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) after the state election concludes.

State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen remained coy when asked by reporters during a press conference regarding the possible cooperation.

“Politics is the art of possibilities,” said Chong during the press conference at DAP’s headquarters in Kuching on Saturday (Dec 11).

Pressed by reporters again, Chong also said the focus should be on the state election first.

“Let us concentrate all our efforts to win as many seats as possible and after this, we will discuss with the three parties PKR, Amanah and DAP to determine our direction in future.

“I will not reject it, but to form a state government, we must have the principles of good governance and this must be agreed by all parties forming the state government.

Pakatan will contest 54 seats in the 12th state election.

PSB was formerly Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) friendly but became an independent Opposition party in 2019 and it is contesting 70 out of the 82 state seats.

Early voting will be on Dec 14 and polling on Dec 18.