Perikatan fields 28 candidates to guarantee clashes with BN in all Melaka seats

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President of Perikatan Nasional (PN), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during the candidate announcement ceremony by Perikatan Nasional for the Melaka State Election in Shah Alam on November 6, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
President of Perikatan Nasional (PN), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during the candidate announcement ceremony by Perikatan Nasional for the Melaka State Election in Shah Alam on November 6, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

SUBANG, Nov 6 — Perikatan Nasional (PN) will field candidates in all 28 seats being contested for the Melaka state election, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.

The PN chairman said his Bersatu party will contest 15 while components PAS and Gerakan will run in eight and five, respectively.

“In terms of candidate background, 43 per cent are aged 40 and below and most of them are professionals and highly educated. In terms of commitment to fully serve the interests and welfare of the people: 100 per cent.

“I congratulate all those who have been selected as Perikatan Nasional candidates in the Melaka state election,” he said at a ceremony to hand over credential letters to the 28 candidates at a hotel here today.

Earlier, Barisan Nasional also announced that the coalition’s three parties of Umno, MCA and MIC would contest all 28 Melaka state seats.

PN’s announcement now meant it would clash with its informal ally, in addition to having to fight the Opposition Pakatan Harapan coalition.

Among the more prominent candidates were Bersatu vice president Datuk Rafiq Naizamohideen who will contest in Telok Mas and central committee member Datuk Mas Ermieyati Shamsuddin at Tanjung Bidara.

Muhyiddin said he hoped Melaka voters will back PN as it has the best offer to ensure people’s needs are met.

He added that PN’s record in governing the country could be used as a reference, and his party was prepared to implement anything that can help the people face the most difficult times in their lives.

“I do not intend to be arrogant, but look at the success we have achieved today in pandemic management and assistance for the people as a result of the efforts made by the PN government. This is our record book that we will present to the people of Melaka as a guide for them to make the best choices.

“We will deliver to the best of our ability and we will ensure that no one will be left behind,” he said.

Asked on who was the coalition’s candidate for chief minister, Muhyiddin said they will announce it after the nomination day on Nov 8.

The list for PN proposed candidates are:

1- Aziah Mohd Sa’ad (PAS) – Kuala Linggi
2- Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (Bersatu) – Tanjung Bidara
3- Dr Nordina Abd Latif (Bersatu) – Ayer Limau
4- Mejar (B) Abdullah Mahadi (Bersatu) – Lendu
5- Abu Hashim Abdul Samad (PAS) – Taboh Naning
6- Zamzuri Arifin (Bersatu) – Rembia
7- Mohd Amir Fitri Muharam (Bersatu) – Gadek
8- Tai Siong Jiul (Bersatu) – Machap Jaya
9- Ja’afar Othman (PAS) – Durian Tunggal
10- Dhanesh a/l Basil (Gerakan) – Asahan
11- Dr Mohd Aleef Yusof (Bersatu) – Sungai Udang
12- Mohamad Ridzwan Mustafa (Bersatu) – Pantai Kundor
13- Muhammad Faris Izwan Mazlan (Bersatu) – Paya Rumput
14- Bakri Jamaluddin (PAS) – Kelebang
15- Mohd Azrudin Md Idris (Bersatu) – Pengkalan Batu
16- Datuk Seri Micheal Gan Peng Lam (Gerakan) – Ayer Keroh
17- Muhammad Al Afiz Yahya (PAS) – Bukit Katil
18- Mohd Dadly Samin (Bersatu) – Ayer Molek
19- Patrick Ng Chin Kae (Gerakan) – Kesidang
20- Fong Khai Ling (Gerakan) – Kota Laksamana
21- Datuk Kamarudin Sedik (PAS) – Duyong
22- Clarice Chan Ming Wang (Gerakan) – Bandar Hilir
23- Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen (Bersatu) – Telok Mas
24- Dr Mohd Yadzil Yaakub (Bersatu) – Bemban
25 – Azalina Abdul Rahman (Bersatu) – Rim
26- Ahmad Bilal Rahaudin (PAS) – Serkam
27- Abd Alim Shapie (PAS) – Merlimau
28 – Muhammad Jefri Safry (Bersatu) – Sungai Rambai

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