Gerakan wants to contest more seats in general election

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – The Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) has expressed its intention to contest more seats in the 15th general election (GE15) than it did in the last polls when it was a member of the Barisan Nasional (BN).

Gerakan President Dominic Lau Hoe Chai said this was in line with its role as the voice representing non-Bumiputeras in Perikatan Nasional (PN). “If we assume PN contesting all the 222 (parliamentary) seats, it follows that Gerakan wants to contest more seats than during the time of BN, because of our role in non-Muslim, non-Bumiputera majority seats.

“However, we must remember that PN has an affiliate wing comprising non-Malay parties,” he said at a news conference after the Gerakan central committee meeting yesterday.

Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia President Dominic Lau Hoe Chai. PHOTO: BERNAMA