The opposition scramble for 71 Sarawak seats proves that it only wants power and not to champion the people, said principal political secretary to the chief minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
He said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Democratic Action Party (DAP), Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) and Sarawak National Party (SNAP) just want to control of Sarawak State Legislative Assembly.
“Opposition parties are power crazy as they only want to become more dominant than others,” he told reporters at 1Malaysia youth carnival here Saturday.
This was different from Barisan Nasional (BN) components Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) which agreed with the distribution of seats.
Karim who is also Asajaya state assemblyman said cooperation in BN was the key to its success as the ruling party which had championed people from all walks of life.
He added the fragile opposition continued to be tested as more leaders and suporters quit after losing confidence in the leadership
PKR which has failed to reach consensus with DAP plans to contest 52 seats while SNAP is eyeing 40 seats in Dayak majority areas.
Sarawak DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng said the party would contest 18 seats and was not willing to give up Batu Kawa, Dudong and Piasau to PKR.
In the 2006 state election, BN won 63 seats, DAP won six while PKR and Parti Cinta Malaysia won one each.
Nomination for Sarawak state election is on April 6 with polling slated for on April 16.