Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) says it wants to contest in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections in order to play its role as "peacekeepers".
Amanah communications director Khalid Samad said it was best for the party to contest in the polls as anything otherwise would affect the Selangor government.
"For us in Amanah, let us contest. We don't want PKR and PAS to fight because it will affect the relationship between them in the state government.
"By allowing us to contest in the polls, it will strengthen the party’s position in Pakatan Harapan as the replacement for PAS where we can get the support of Malay Muslims," he told reporters at Parliament lobby.
The Shah Alam MP said this would also enable the party to gauge the support of the people.
Asked if Amanah would be agreeable to the idea of contesting one of the two seats while PAS contested the other, Khalid said it would depend on the ongoing negotiations which would conclude at the Pakatan presidential meeting.
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