MALACCA: Three-term Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam will move to the Bukit Katil parliamentary seat from the Bukit Baru state seat in the general election.
He is set to take on PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin in Bukit Katil. Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad chairman Datuk Idris Haron, who is tipped to take over from Mohd Ali, 64, as the chief minister, will move to the Sungai Udang state seat from the Tangga Batu parliamentary seat.
The list of the Barisan Nasional candidates, which included 15 new faces - three in parliamentary and 12 in state seats - was announced by Mohd Ali at the menteri besar residence here.
Most of the new faces are in their 30s.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Abu Seman Yusop, a four-term MP for Masjid Tanah, was among nine incumbents dropped from the list.
The others were incumbent MP for Alor Gajah Tan Sri Dr Fong Chan Onn, three state executive councillors, namely Datuk R. Perumal (Asahan), Datuk Yaakub Md Amin (Sungai Udang) and Datuk Seet Har Cheow (Klebang), incumbent MP for Bukit Katil Datuk Md Sirat Abu, Paya Rumput assemblyman Datuk Tahir Hassan, Rim assemblyman Yazid Khamis, and Bemban assemblyman Chua Kheng Hua.
Malacca Puteri Umno chief Mas Ermieyati Samsudin will stand in Masjid Tanah, replacing Abu Seman.
Masjid Tanah - Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (new face)
Alor Gajah - Datuk Koh Nai Kwong
Tangga Batu - Datuk Assoc Prof Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah (new face)
Bukit Katil - Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam
Kota Melaka - Dr Yee Kok Wah (new face)
Jasin - Datuk Ahmad Hamzah
Kuala Linggi - Datuk Ismail Othman
Tanjung Bidara - Datuk Capt (Rtd) Ab Karim Sulaiman
Ayer Limau - Amiruddin Yusof
Lendu - Sulaiman Md Ali (new face)
Taboh Naning - Datuk Latipah Omar
Rembia - Datuk Norpipah Abdol
Gadek - Datuk M.S Mahadevan (new face)
Machap - Datuk Lai Meng Chong
Durian Tunggal - Datuk Ab Wahab Ab Latif
Asahan - Datuk Abdul Ghafaar Atan
Sungai Udang - Datuk Idris Haron
Pantai Kundor - Datuk Ab Rahaman Ab Karim
Paya Rumput - Sazali Md Din (new face)
Klebang - Lim Ban Hong (new face)
Bachang - Chua Lian Chye (new face)
Ayer Keroh - Yong Fun Juan (new face)
Bukit Baru - Karim Yaacob (new face)
Ayer Molek - Datuk Md Yunos Husin
Kesidang - Lim Eng Teck (new face)
Kota Laksamana - Datuk Chiw Tiang Chai (new face)
Duyong - Datuk Gan Tian Loo
Banda Hilir - Ronald Gan (new face)
Telok Mas - Datuk Latiff Tamby Chik
Bemban - Datuk Ng Choon Koon (new face)
Rim - Datuk Ghazale Muhamad
Serkam - Zaidi Atan (new face)
Merlimau - Roslan Ahmad
Sungai Rambai - Datuk Hassan Abdul Rahman