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Published: Tuesday April 16, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:00:01 AM

GE13: PKR’s Azmin and Zuraida to defend Gombak and Ampang seats

Stalwarts of Gombak and Ampang constituencies Mohamad Azmin Ali and Zuraida Kamaruddin will defend their parliamentary and state seats, respectively, in GE13.

This was announced by Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Gombak yesterday.

Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, will be defending his Gombak parliamentary seat and the Bukit Antarabangsa state seat. Zuraida will defend her Ampang parliamentary seat.

As for the Lembah Jaya state seat, it is speculated that PAS candidate Khasim Abdul Aziz will be retained in GE13.

Khasim won the Lembah Jaya seat from Barisan’s Datuk Ismail Kijo by a 2,228 majority in 2008.

PAS is scheduled to unveil its candidates list for Selangor on Thursday (April 18) in Shah Alam.

Mohamad Azmin beat the late Haslinda Mohd Zerain from BN for the Bukit Antarabangsa seat with a majority of 1,381 majority in 2008.

Zuraida, 55, who is also Wanita PKR chief, defeated BN’s Azman Wahid (Umno) by a majority of 3,676 votes in 2008.

Zuraida, who was born in Singapore and migrated to Malaysia in 1982, entered the political fray in 1999 and is a mother of three.

Her forte is in market research and her corporate background includes working in advertising, marketing and sales.

It is also speculated that Ampang Wanita Umno chief Dr Rozaidah Talib, a dentist, is set to fight for the Ampang parliamentary seat in GE13.

In 2004, the 49-year-old mother of five won the Ampang parliamentary seat, defeating PKR’s Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar by a majority of 19,732 votes.

Dr Rozaidah entered politics in 1987 and has held the post of Ampang Wanita Umno chief since 2004.

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