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Azmin Likely To Contest Shah Alam Seat


SHAH ALAM - Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pic) and PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin are expected to contest the Shah Alam and Hulu Langat parliamentary seats in the next general election, according to a source.

It said their names, along with the names of the seats, were submitted at a meeting of the Selangor Pakatan Harapan Election Commit­tee here yesterday.

PAS contested and won the two seats for the Opposition in the 13th general election in 2013.

“PKR may contest the two seats, but the matter is under discussion and requires the agreement of all component parties of Pakatan Harapan,” said the source after the meeting.

Mohamed Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, is now the MP for Gombak and the state assemblyman for Bukit Antarabangsa while Zuraida is the MP for Ampang.

In the 13th general election, Khalid Abdul Samad (now Ama­nah) won the Shah Alam seat for PAS by beating Zulkifli Noordin of Barisan Nasional by 10,939 votes while Che Rosli Che Mat of PAS won the Hulu Langat seat by beating Barisan’s Ad­­zha­liza Mohd Nor by 17,267 votes.

Selangor has 56 state seats, of which DAP holds 14, PKR and PAS 13 each, Barisan 12 and Amanah and independents two each.


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