Perikatan Nasional (PN) has named Tanjung Bidara candidate Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin as the coalition’s Melaka chief minister candidate.
This was comfirmed by PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.
“Melaka voters want a clean and experienced leader that has a good track record. She possesses all these qualities and is an easy candidate to accept.
“Melaka knows her as she has been a politician there for a long time and her experiences as deputy minister,” he said.
Mas Ermieyati is a Bersatu member of Parliament who is also at present the deputy law minister.
She is contesting for the Tanjung Bidara state seat against her former mentor Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh who is also Umno Melaka chief.
The Melaka election was called following the dissolution of the state assembly on Oct 4, after four state assemblymen withdrew their support for Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali.