Simpang Renggam MP Maszlee Malik was today named PKR’s candidate for the Layang-Layang seat in the Johor state election on March 12.
His candidacy was announced by PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at a ceremony to announce the party’s candidates for the Central Zone.
Anwar said the candidates for the Rengit, Tenggaroh, Benut, Kukup and Semarang seats, who were supposed to have been announced this evening, will be named very soon.
Meanwhile, Maszlee, the former education minister, said he was touched over his selection and the trust accorded by the party leadership.
“I will try to fulfil this responsibility and trust given with the help of the election machinery and supporters in the Simpang Renggam parliamentary constituency as Layang-Layang comes under that constituency,” he told reporters after the announcement today.
Mazlee, who only joined PKR on November 27 last year, is the sixth PKR candidate for the Johor election to be announced by Anwar today.
In the 14th general election (GE14), Layang-Layang was won by Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi who defeated MS Murugan from Pakatan Harapan with a 364-vote majority.