Khalid Samad to contest Titiwangsa seat

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Former federal territories minister Khalid Abdul Samad has been nominated to contest in Titiwangsa parliamentary seat.

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The matter was confirmed by Amanah election director Datuk Asmuni Awi in a statement today.

Asmuni said there would be more risky but highly strategic steps taken by Pakatan Harapan (PH) to ensure voters cast their votes on Nov 19.

“The recent announcement made by PH chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest in Tambun parliament showed it was a totally challenging and risky decision.

“But at the same time, such a decision has put PH to fight as maximum as possible to ensure the people’s victory on Nov 19.

“Apart from Anwar, Amanah’s decision to nominate Khalid to the Titiwangsa parliament is a huge sacrifice. Leaving Shah Alam is not an easy decision,” said Asmuni who is also Perak Amanah chairman.

Asmuni said that Khalid, who is also Amanah communications director had served three terms in Shah Alam and in the last general election, he obtained a majority of 33,849 showing that his leadership was accepted by all.

The incumbent Manjoi assemblyman said that Titiwangsa would be a fierce competition for Khalid and he needs to highlight his excellent record as federal territories minister to ensure PH remains in Titiwangsa.

“The fight against corruption, providing quality and guaranteed employment opportunities to local children and restoring the country’s image through strong political and economic stability will be the main agenda of PH,” he said. – NST