BATU PAHAT: State Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) has urged Pakatan Harapan leadership to review the seat distribution among its allies to contest in the coming general election.
Johor PAN chairman Aminolhuda Hassan said the party seemed to have been marginalised as it was allocated with the least number of seats, especially in Johor.
He said there was a need for a more transparent discussion on the seat allocation within Pakatan.
"We are disappointed as we have been allocated with only two parliamentary seats from our request for five constituencies in Johor.
“This is unreasonable as there are 26 parliamentary seats in Johor and does not reflect the hard work that PAN leadership has done to build support in the state.
"We also feel that this is unfair as the Johor PAN membership is among the highest in the country.
“Why sideline Johor PAN? Don't leave us behind with just two seats," said Aminolhuda when contacted.
At today's Pakatan’s convention, it was reported that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia would contest 52 parliamentary seats, PKR (51), DAP (35) and PAN (27), nationwide.
Asked on Johor PAN’s decision to boycott the convention, Aminolhuda said it was a clear sign to Pakatan to resolve the issue.
"We want the (Pakatan) leadership to understand that this action (boycott) is for a common good if we want to win.
"The five seats that we requested are in Malay majority areas that Pas contested in the last election. So, our request is reasonable," said Aminolhuda.