DAP fields Marina Ibrahim in Skudai, Chin Tong in Perling

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Marina Ibrahim was announced as DAP’s candidate for the Skudai state seat.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng made the announcement at an event in Senai on Thursday (Feb 24).

“Marina is very active in DAP and I think locals know of her track record,” said Lim, before he played a video explaining Marina’s background.

Liew Chin Tong’s candidacy for Perling was accidentally revealed after the emcee of the event accidentally shared the wrong presentation slide.

The crowd, which consisted of mainly DAP leaders, however, cheered at the error by the emcee.

DAP’s announcement on Thursday confirmed that both incumbents for Skudai and Perling, Tan Hong Pin and Cheo Yee How, were dropped.

Meanwhile, Lim, who spoke subsequently, then joked about the error by the emcee.

“Am I still needed to announce the candidate (for Perling)?” Lim quipped.

Lim said Liew will be the right candidate to serve locals in Perling, given his previous experience serving the Federal Government and the Penang state government.

After the two candidates were announced, Lim then handed down Pakatan Harapan endorsement letters to all of its 14 candidates in the upcoming state election.

The full line-up of DAP candidates for the Johor polls:

  • Ng Kor Sim (Jementah)
  • M Kanan (Bekok)
  • Ee Chin Li (Tangkak)
  • Ng Yak Howe (Bentayan)
  • Alan Tee Boon Tsong (Yong Peng)
  • Gan Pech Cheng (Penggaram)
  • Chew Chong Sin (Mengkibol)
  • Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali (Paloh)
  • Liow Cai Tung (Johor Jaya)
  • Andrew Chen Kah Eng (Stulang)
  • Liew Chin Tong (Perling)
  • Marina Ibrahim (Skudai)
  • Wong Bor Yang (Senai)
  • Yeo Tung Siong (Pekan Nanas)