Muda unveils six more candidates

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Muda has unveiled six more candidates for the upcoming six state elections.

Muda information chief and election director Luqman Long will contest in the Bandar state seat in Terengganu, which is a PAS incumbent.

Muda will also field a candidate for the Penang state election, with Priyankaa Loh Xiang Pin set to challenge Pakatan Harapan and PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail’s Pantai Jerejak seat.

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Four more of the party’s candidates will contest in Selangor: Al Hafiz Ikhwan Mohamad Assad in Dusun Tua, Siva Prakash Ramasamy in Kuala Kubu Baru, Afriena Shaqira Sariff in Sungai Kandis, and Dobby Chew Chuan Yang in Seri Setia.

Notably as before, with the exception of the Bandar seat, all other seats Muda has announced candidates for thus far are currently held by Pakatan Harapan.

“We are fielding young and new candidates that have an excellent track record of providing service to the constituency with empowering programmes. We are not fielding candidates in Pakatan seats to go against them in the elections,” he said after the announcement at Bilik Gerakan Muda.

“We are here to push out corrupt practices. That has been our principle since the beginning and we want to send a clear wake-up call to those in power,” he added.

The Muar MP said they intend for the candidates to serve as a check and balance if they are elected.

“It is not about working with PH or Perikatan Nasional to form a government but we want to be the check and balance. The seat is a symbol of people’s representatives,” he said.

Syed Saddiq said there will be more announcements of state election candidates from Muda.

“As there are a huge number of applications from the public to join Muda as a candidate, expect more announcements soon,” he said.

At the event today, Syed Saddiq also criticised Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for claiming every minister in his Cabinet is free of corruption.

“You are using your power to clear your Cabinet of the charges. We can see now that some cases have been delayed indefinitely, Muda is defending the rule of law,” he said.

Syed Saddiq, who is also on trial for corruption, said he never asked for his trial to be delayed.

“I have some cases ongoing, but I have never asked for it to be delayed or dropped. Don’t ever use your power to drop your Cabinet’s corruption cases,” he said.