PKR will not win a single seat: Abdul Karim

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KUCHING: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) could come home empty-handed in the next state polls, according to Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president predicted that the opposition party stood no chance in winning even a single seat.

“I might sound arrogant, but with the present PKR and its leadership in Sarawak, they will get zero, not even a single seat.

“As for GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak), we are projected for a landslide win. At least two-third or even four-fifth majority that is the level of confidence we have.”

He told the media this after officiating at the launch of the ‘Sarawak 360 Experience: Stories from the Heart’ video series here on Monday (Nov 15).

The Asajaya incumbent also remained reticent when asked whether or not he would be fielded to defend the constituency.

“It is up to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg (to decide). But if given the chance, Insyaallah, I will contest.

“I’ve been (in Asajaya) for a while, four terms to be exact or 20 years. I have enjoyed my stay there and if given the opportunity, I will be very pleased. If not, I will support whoever is nominated there.”

Abdul Karim also alluded to rumours that PKR’s chief minister candidate is set to contest in Asajaya, saying: “I have heard about the rumours that PKR will field their chief minister candidate in Asajaya but I also heard that there is not only one candidate, but three.

“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. Let it be a festival in Asajaya!”

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