LEDANG: A total of 11 candidates will battle it out for the Ledang parliament seat and state seats of Tangkak, Serom and Gambir.
Candidates filed their nominations papers at the Dewan Jubli Intan in Tangkak here, with Returning Officer Mahadon Marning announcing the final candidate list at 11.10am on Saturday.
All nominations were accepted, and there were no independents.
Among those contesting for the P.144 Ledang parliament seat was incumbent Datuk Dr Hamim Samuri (Barisan Nasional), who will be facing PKR information chief Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh and PAS’ Rusman Kemin in a three-cornered fight.
Hamim won the seat in GE13 by a 1,967-vote majority.
Also in the spotlight is the contest for the Gambir state seat, which will see a three-cornered fight between incumbent Johor MIC chief Datuk M. Asojan, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muyiddin Yassin (pic) and PAS syura council chief Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed.
Muhyiddin and Dr Mahfodz filed their nominations papers via representatives Mohd Suhaimi Aziz and Saparuddin Taib respectively.
Asojan, who will going for his fourth term as Gambir assemblyman, won the seat by a razorthin margin of 310 votes against Dr Mahfodz, who is Johor PAS commissioner.
The Serom state seat will also see a three-cornered fight between Barisan’s Datuk Rahim Talib, PAS’ Mutaffa Salleh and Parti Amanah Negara’s Dr Faizul Amri Adnan.
Only the Tangkak state seat will see a straight fight between MCA Ledang division chief Datuk Goh Tee Tee, who will be vying to unseat incumbent Ee Chin Lee of the DAP for a second time.