Raja Kamarul Bahrin to contest in Kuala Terengganu and Batu Buruk

KUALA TERENGGANU: Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah will face off with the son of the PAS president for the Batu Buruk state seat in GE14.

The state Parti Amanah Negara chief will face Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi, the son of Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, for the seat, which comes under the Kuala Terengganu constituency.

The seat was previously held by Dr Syed Azman Syed Ahmad Nawawi, who won under the PAS ticket in GE13.

Raja Kamarul will also defend his Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat, which he won as a PAS member in GE13.

The PAS splinter party is set to contest in two other parliamentary seats – Kuala Nerus and Abdul Hadi's stronghold, Marang.

It also named Dr Zarawi Sulong as Miqdad's Zakaria's replacement to contest for the Ru Rendang seat.

Miqdad, who is Abdul Hadi's nephew, had earlier been named as a candidate but announced his withdrawal in a Facebook post soon after.

Raja Kamarul said the party had put forward a balanced list made up of youths, religious scholars, academicians and professionals.

"About 30% of the candidates are youth who understand the aspirations of the younger generation," he said in a statement.

In addition to Batu Buruk and Ru Rendang, Amanah will be contesting nine other state seats – Jertih, Jabi, Teluk Pasu, Wakaf Mempelam, Manir, Bukit Payung, Sura, Paka, and Kemasik.