ALOR SETAR: PAS has named 50 candidates to be fielded in almost all the parliamentary and state seats in Kedah.
Only the parliamentary seat of Langkawi will be contested by Parti Ikatan Rakyat Malaysia, which is aligned to PAS under Gagasan Sejahtera here.
Kedah PAS commissioner Dr Ahmad Fakhruddin Sheikh Fakhrurrazi said the candidates will provide healthy competition against Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan.
"Although we are hit by a lot of accusations and allegations, I believe PAS candidates and members will be strong and focus on winning.
"Candidates, please meet with the rakyat, talk to them well and politely and their hearts will open to us," he said at the announcement event at the state PAS complex in Kota Sarang Semut on Thursday (April 19).
Dr Ahmad Fakhruddin said all PAS candidates had been vetted by the Syura Council and had experience working the ground on local issues.
"We believe they are capable of a transparent government with effective administration, to resolve the rakyat's issues and develop the state.
"Some of the candidates are lawyers, doctors, engineers, scholars, pharmacists and entrepreneurs, they are professionals who can form a technocrat state government," he said.
PAS is also fielding women candidates in four one parliamentary and four state seats.
Candidates for the 14 parliamentary seats are as follows:
Jerlun - Abd Ghani Ahmad
Kubang Pasu - Norhafiza Fadzil
Padang Terap - Mohamad Azam Abd Aziz
Pokok Sena - Muhamad Radhi Mat Din
Alor Setar - Muhammad Aminur Shafiq Mohamad Abduh
Kuala Kedah - Muhamad Riduan Othman
Pendang - Awang Hashim
Jerai - Mohamad Ismail
Sik - Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman
Merbok - Ahmad Fauzi Ramli
Sungai Petani - Shahril Long
Baling - Hassan Saad
Padang Serai - Muhamad Sobri Osman
Kulim Bandar Baharu - Hasan Abdul Razak
Candidates for the 36 state seats are as follows:
Ayer Hangat - Azlina Azinan
Kuah - Mazlan Ahmad
Kota Siputeh - Mat Jah Md Akhir
Ayer Hitam - Azhar Ibrahim
Bukit Kayu Hitam - Habshah Bakar
Jitra - Zulhazmi Osman
Kuala Nerang - Munir Zakaria
Pedu - Mohd Radzi Md Amin
Bukit Lada - Salim Mahmood
Bukit Pinang - Wan Romani Wan Salim
Derga - Yahya Saad
Suka Menanti - Mohd Sabri Omar
Kota Darul Aman - Zulkifli Che Haron
Alor Mengkudu - Ahmad Yahaya
Anak Bukit - Hamdi Ishak
Kubang Rotan - Omar Saad
Pengkalan Kundor - Dr Ahmad Fakhruddin Sheikh Fakhrurrazi
Tokai - Datuk Dr Mohd Hayati Othman
Sungai Tiang - Saiful Syazwan Shafie
Sungai Limau - Muhammad Azam Abd Samat
Guar Chempedak - Mussodak Ahmad
Gurun - Muzaini Azizan
Belantek - Md Isa Shafie
Jeneri - Muhammad Sanusi Md Noor
Bukit Selambau - Mohd Ali Sulaiman
Tanjong Dawai - Hanif Ghazali
Pantai Merdeka - Ahmad Fadzli Hashim
Bakar Arang - Othman Che Mee
Sidam - Noor Hidayah Foo Abdullah
Bayu - Abdul Nasir Idris
Kupang - Datuk Najmi Ahmad
Kuala Ketil - Mansor Zakaria
Merbau Pulas - Datuk Siti Ashah Ghazali
Lunas - Ahmad Taufiq Baharum
Kulim - Mohd Khairi Mohd Salleh
Bandar Baharu - Rohaizat Jaafar