Nizar eyes Sun­gai Ra­pat

> State deputy Amanah chief con­tested on a PAS ticket in GE13

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY P. CHANDRA SAGARAN

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.

BERNAMAPIX

... Peo­ple look­ing at a giant kite with the PAS logo in Kam­pung Kedai Bu­luh, Tereng­ganu.

ZULFADHLI ZAKI/ THESUN

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.

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