Published: Wednesday January 30, 2013 MYT 6:12:00 PM
PSM: No word from Pakatan over joining pact
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) is still waiting official word from the Pakatan Rakyat leadership over its application to join the pact, said it secretary-general S. Arutchelvan.
“We verbally voiced our decision to join Pakatan last June and submitted a formal notice of our intention last September and are still waiting for a response,” he told reporters at a press conference here on Wednesday.
He said PSM would continue to support the opposition pact in the coming polls even if there was no word from Pakatan's presidential council with regard to its membership bid.
He added that PSM was also currently in negotiations with Pakatan over the seats that it would contest.
“We will maintain the status quo of the number of seats we contested in the last general election.
“We are hoping to have a one-on-one fight for the seats instead of three-corner fights,” he added.
PSM contested in three state seats in 2008 - Kota Damansara and Semenyih in Selangor, and Jelapang in Perak. It also contested the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat.