KUANTAN: The strained ties between Pas and DAP seem to have prompted the Islamic party to contest the Bentong parliament seat, along with all four state seats in the upcoming 14th General Election, paving the way for a three-cornered fight.
Candidates from either DAP or PKR have been contesting the Bentong parliamentary seat since 1999 while the Bilut, Ketari and Sabai state seats were traditional DAP seats, with only the Pelangai seat belonging to Pas.
Pahang Pas commissioner Rosli Abdul Jabar said besides Bentong, the party will field their candidates in the Kuantan and Indera Mahkota parliamentary seats.
In what is seen as an ambitious move, Rosli did not rule out the possibility that Pas might go on to contest in all 14 parliamentary and 42 state seats in the state in GE14.
"We are confident and prepared to take over the Pahang government. It will not be a surprise if we field candidates in all the parliamentary and state seats.
"In Bentong, we will be contesting for the parliamentary and all four state seats. However, as for now we have set a target of having our candidates at 10 parliamentary and 30 state seats, which was announced during the Pahang Pas Convention last April," he said today.
Meanwhile, Pahang Pas deputy commissioner Andansura Rabu said, in their bid to replace the existing government, the party will introduce two offers (manifesto) for the people in Pahang.
"Based on our studies, we have decided to distribute housing lots measuring 1,500 square feet each to people in Pahang who are eligible, and that abandoned land will be developed as agricultural sites for youths to generate income," he said.