Wan Azizah offered four seats In Selangor for GE 13

(Malaysian Digest) – Selangor PKR is ready to offer as many as four state seats to be contested by PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for the upcoming 13th general election.

State information chief Shuhaimi Shafiei said the four seats offered are the ‘safest’, based on the previous election results.

The seats offered are Seri Muda, Kota Anggerik, Seri Setia and Sementa.

“We are ready to offer our suggestions and views to the PKR central leadership if it is true that Dr Wan Azizah intends compete in Selangor. We just want her to win in the seats.

“For now, we haven’t received any direct instructions from the party leadership. We believe that whatever was announced by Dr Wan Azizah is a party strategy,” he was reported as saying in Sinar Harian today.

However, Shuhaimi stressed that the choice of seats ultimately lies with the central leadership.

“Our offer of the seats is based on the track record. Even I, being the current Seri Muda assemblyman, am willing to make way if the president wishes to contest in the state.

“What’s important is that all members and party machinery will give 100 per cent to ensure a win for the party and the president,” he said.

Yesterday, the daily had reported that Dr Wan Azizah is still undecided on whether to contest in Selangor or Penang, both of which are Opposition-controlled states.

Dr Wan Azizah, who is wife of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said the options were her own personal choices.

Barisan Nasional, meanwhile, are unperturbed over the possibility that the PKR president could contest in Selangor.

State Umno information chief Abdul Shukor Idrus said the public’s growing awareness of BN’s transformation plans have led the Opposition to feel insecure.

“Based on the numerous transformation plans carried out by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the PKR leadership is now playing close attention to Selangor.

“We cannot rule out the possibility that even Anwar and other PKR leaders will contest here,” he said.

Abdul Shukor declared that BN are 100 per cent ready to recapture the state they lost in 2008.

“We will make sure that Pakatan Rakyat will have to pay close attention to Selangor and focus less on other states.”