PETALING JAYA: DAP stalwart Hannah Yeoh, who was Subang Jaya state assemblyman, will be contesting the Segambut parliamentary seat during GE14.
She will be replacing current Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, who has served the constituency for two terms.
Yeoh, who was Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly before its dissolution, will not be defending her Subang Jaya state seat.
Meanwhile, Lim will be fielded in Kepong, replacing eight-term Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw.
When contacted, Dr Tan said he accepted the party's decision.
“Politics demands changes and fluctuations. It is up to the party headquarters what they want to do,” he told The Star.
Incumbents Teresa Kok, Tan Kok Wai and Fong Kui Lun will continue to defend their respective parliamentary seats in Seputeh, Cheras and Bukit Bintang.
There was speculation earlier that Kok will be fielded in the Raub parliamentary seat.
Kok is currently in her fourth term as Seputeh MP, Tan in his fifth term as Cheras MP, while Fong is three-term Bukit Bintang MP.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng announced the party's candidates for the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (KL) during a special election briefing for party members at the Petaling Jaya Civic Hall here on Monday night (April 9).
DAP will contest in five out of eight Opposition-held seats in KL.