PH to field new faces in Gombak, Ampang

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Selangor Pakatan Harapan chairperson Amirudin Shari said new faces will be fielded in the Gombak and Ampang parliamentary seats for the upcoming 15th general election (GE15).

This comes amid speculation that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim might contest in either of those seats after he said he is ready to contest a parliamentary seat held by a “traitor” of Harapan.

“Last night there was a discussion (about candidates), we will present new faces and also young candidates to add variety and also to strengthen PKR and Harapan’s representation,” Amirudin said, as reported by Bernama today.

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Aside from the Gombak and Ampang seats, there had also been speculation that Anwar might contest in Tambun, where the incumbent MP is Bersatu deputy president Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

The PKR chief said in late September that he had not decided on his choice of parliamentary seat yet.

“But I will certainly consider a seat held by a ‘traitor’ of PKR and Harapan…for example, if the party says contest for the parliamentary seat in Gombak, I will contest,” the incumbent Port Dickson MP had said.

MPs who had deserted PKR and joined Bersatu were Azmin Ali (Gombak), Zuraida Kamaruddin (Ampang), Saifuddin Abdullah (Indera Mahkota), Kamaruddin Jaffar (Bandar Tun Razak), Mansor Othman (Nibong Tebal), Rashid Hasnon (Batu Pahat), Santhara Kumar (Segamat), Ali Biju (Saratok), Willie Mongin (Puncak Borneo) and Jonathan Yasin (Ranau).

Caretaker prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob had yesterday announced the dissolution of Parliament, paving the way for GE15. – Malaysiakini