KUANTAN: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob will be leading the charge in the campaign for the 42 state and 14 parliamentary seats up for grabs in Pahang in the 13th general election on May 5.
The state Barisan Nasional liaison committee chairman himself will be defending his Pelangai state seat.
A prominent parliamentary candidate is the Prime Minister's political secretary Datuk Mohd Suffian Awang, who will be going up against PKR's Fuziah Salleh in Kuantan.
MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel will be contesting in Cameron Highlands after all.
Meanwhile, state exco Datuk Wan Adnan Wan Mamat has been moved up to become the candidate for the Indera Mahkota parliamentary seat.
He is expected to take on Pahang PKR chief Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman and independent candidate G. Ponnusamy in a possible three-corner fight.
As had been announced earlier, Pahang MCA deputy chief Datuk Hoh Khai Mun will replace Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen in Raub.
Hoh's Bilut state seat would be contested by the Health Minister's political secretary Leong Kim Soon.
The announcement of the candidates at Yayasan Pahang here saw some last-minute changes to candidates for the Cheka and Semambu state seats.
Adnan said Cheka candidate Eng Peak Leng withdrew at the 11th hour and was replaced by incumbent assemblyman Datuk Fong Koong Fuee.
Incumbent Semambu assemblyman Datuk Pang Tsu Ming, who had earlier been dropped from the line-up, was also been reinstated as a candidate.
1. Cameron Highlands - Datuk Seri G. Palanivel (new face)
2. Lipis - Datuk Mohd Shahrum Osman
3. Raub - Datuk Hoh Khai Mun (new face)
4. Jerantut - Ahmad Nazlan Idris (new face)
5. Indera Mahkota - Datuk Wan Adnan Wan Mamat (new face)
6. Kuantan - Datuk Mohamad Suffian Awang (new face)
7. Paya Besar - Datuk Abdul Manan Ismail
8. Pekan - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
9. Maran - Ismail Mutalib
10. Kuala Krau - Datuk Ismail Mohd Said
11. Temerloh - Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah
12. Bentong - Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
13. Bera - Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
14. Rompin - Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis
1. Tanah Rata - Ho Yip Kap
2. Jelai - Datuk Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail
3. Padang Tengku - Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohammad
4. Cheka - Datuk Fong Koong Fuee
5. Benta - Datuk Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak
6. Batu Talam - Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram
7. Tras - Win Lei Hiang (new face)
8. Dong - Datuk Shaharuddin Abdul Moin
9. Tahan - Datuk Wan Amizan Wan Abdul Razak
10. Damak - Datuk Lau Lee
11. Pulau Yawar - Datuk Dr Ahmad Shukri Ismail
12. Beserah - Mohd Hazmi Yusof (new face)
13. Semambu - Phang Tsu Ming
14. Teruntum - Chang Hong Seong
15. Tanjung Lumpur - Tengku Zulkifli Tengku Ahmad (new face)
16. Inderapura - Datuk Shafik Fauzan Sharif
17. Sungai Lembing - Datuk Mohd Shuhaimi Mohd Shah
18. Lepar - Datuk Mohd Suhaimi Jusoh
19. Panching - Mohd Zaili Besar
20. Pulau Manis - Khairudin Mahmud
21. Peramu Jaya - Datuk Sh. Mohmed Puzi Sh. Ali (new face)
22. Bebar - Ibrahim Ismail (new face)
23. Chini - Datuk Abu Bakar Harun
24. Luit - Nurhidayah Mohamad Shahaimi (new face)
25. Kuala Sentul - Shahaniza Shamsudin
26. Chenor - Mohd Ariffin Awang Ismail (new face)
27. Jenderak - Datuk Mohamed Jaafar
28. Kerdau - Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad
29. Jengka - Wan Salman Wan Ismail
30. Mentakab - Chuah Boon Seong
31. Lanchang - Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin
32. Kuala Semantan - Mohd Anuar Mat Yunus (new face)
33. Bilut - Leong Kim Soon (new face)
34. Ketari - Wong Choo yap (new face)
35. Sabai - R. Goonasekaran (new face)
36. Pelangai - Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob
37. Guai - Norul Azali Sulaiman
38. Triang - Tan Tin Loon (new face)
39. Kemayan - Mohd Fadhil Osman
40. Bukit Ibam - Wan Khadri Wan Mahussin (new face)
41. Muadzam Shah - Datuk Maznah Mazlan
42. Tioman - Datuk Mohd Johari Husin
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