Nizar eyes Sungai Rapat
> State deputy Amanah chief contested on a PAS ticket in GE13
IPOH: Former Perak mentri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin (pix) will contest the Sungai Rapat state seat in the coming polls.
In the 13th general election, Nizar won the Changkat Jering state seat under a PAS ticket.
Nizar is Perak Parti Amanah Negara deputy chairman.
Perak Amanah vice-chairman, Tan Seng Toh, 50, will contest the Ayer Kuning state seat.
This will be the businessman’s third attempt after contesting the Tapah parliament seat in 2008 and the Bercham state seat in 2004 under a PKR ticket.
Tan, who has been an Amanah member since its formation in 2016, said that he has been well received on the ground.
“I have been doing my work for some time in the area. I am confident of winning,” he said, adding that he joined Amanah as the party’s aim of fighting for the rights of the rakyat and fairness attracted him to its cause.
Perak Amanah chairman Asmuni Awi, when asked why a non-Muslim candidate was picked, said the choice reflects the party’s multiracial concept. “We in fact asked for 10 seats for nonMalays but only got one. However, we are confident of winning all the seats the party is contesting. “The candidates come from a diverse background including lecturers, educators, engineers, lawyers, media personnel and doctors. “We have agreed to the PKR logo as the Pakatan Harapan symbol,” he told reporters when announcing the candidates and the seats yesterday.
Asmuni will contest the Manjoi state seat. The party will contest in four parliament and 12 state seats in the state.
... People looking at a giant kite with the PAS logo in Kampung Kedai Buluh, Terengganu.
Rajiv (third from right) and incumbent Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian briefing two Section 17 senior citizens on the common logo for DAP.