KOTA KINABALU, April 14 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is willing to give up several seats it contested in Sabah in the last general election and allow Sabah-based opposition parties, particularly Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), to contest them, its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said.
This was to allow for a one-to-one contest with the Barisan Nasional in the coming 13th general election, he added.
"We are negotiating with several politicians in Sabah so that a one-to-one contest with the BN can take place," he told reporters after attending an economic forum here today.
The opposition leader also reminded Pakatan partners not to make any "arrogant" statement regarding Sabah opposition parties, saying their objective was the same.
"We also hope that the opposition in will Sabah uphold the struggle of Pakatan and not practise politics that is parochial in nature," he said.
Anwar said he had been monitoring the political trend in Sabah, which he said was based on "state-centric" struggles.
"For Pakatan Rakyat, what is important is the struggles for all Malaysians irrespective of race, religion or creed," he said.