PH to let same par­ties con­test Ran­tau, Cameron by-elec­tions

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - HOME -

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Hara­pan (PH) has agreed to field can­di­dates from com­po­nent par­ties that con­tested in the last gen­eral elec­tion for the Ran­tau state by-elec­tion in Negeri Sem­bi­lan and the Cameron High­land par­lia­men­tary by­elec­tion in Pa­hang.

PH chair­man Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad, how­ever, said the choice of the can­di­dates would be de­ter­mined by the po­lit­i­cal par­ties con­cerned.

"We leave to the par­ties con­cerned to de­cide on the can­di­dates,” he told re­porters after chair­ing the PH Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil meet­ing yes­ter­day.

Dr Ma­hathir said the can­di­dates con­cerned would use the PH logo.

In the last gen­eral elec­tion in May this year, PH was rep­re­sented by DAP in the con­test for the Cameron High­lands par­lia­men­tary seat, while a PKR can­di­date con­tested for the Ran­tau state seat.

The Ran­tau by-elec­tion would be called after the Spe­cial Elec­tion Court, on last Nov 16, ruled the vic­tory of Umno deputy pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Mo­hamad Hasan in the con­test for the seat in the last gen­eral elec­tion as null and void.

Mo­hamad won the seat un­con­tested after the PKR can­di­date, Dr S. Str­eram was pre­vented from en­ter­ing the nom­i­na­tion cen­tre last April 28 be­cause he did not have the pass is­sued by the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion.

As for the Cameron High­lands par­lia­men­tary by-elec­tion, it fol­lowed a de­ci­sion by the Spe­cial Elec­tion Court last Nov 30 in declar­ing the vic­tory of Barisan Na­sional (BN) can­di­date Datuk C. Si­var­raajh as null and void as there were el­e­ments of cor­rup­tion.

The Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia chair­man was also queried on the ac­tion of politi­cians who jumped to an­other party in­clud­ing his own.

To this, he replied: “We're a demo­cratic gov­ern­ment, we be­lieve in democ­racy and democ­racy al­lows frogs to jump.” - Ber­nama

Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad (seated cen­tre) who is also Pakatan Hara­pan (PH) chair­man along with PKR pres­i­dent Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim (seated left) and Deputy Prime Min­ster Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az­izah Wan Is­mail (seated right) at the Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil meet­ing at Me­nara Yayasan Se­lan­gor yes­ter­day. - Ber­nama photo

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