Anwar not underestimating independent rival in PD by-election


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

KUALA TERENGGANU: Independent candidate Stevie Chan Keng Leong may not be an experienced politician, but Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim won't underestimate him in the Port Dickson by-election.

"The first rule in any battle is to never underestimate your foe.

"Which is why I have to spend a lot of time working hard and speaking with the voters and the machinery is also doing so," said the PKR president-elect.

Anwar was in Kuala Terengganu to meet with party members.

The Port Dickson by-election was called after its MP, Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah, vacated it on Sept 12.

Nomination day is scheduled for Sept 29 but there may be a multi-cornered fight.

So far, only Chan, an Internet celebrity better known by his Twitter handle @tapaimalaya, has announced he will contest the seat as an independent candidate.

Parti Rakyat Malaysia has also expressed its interest in running for the seat but has yet to decide on a candidate.

Meanwhile, Umno has decided to boycott the election.

Its long-time rival, PAS, which has been closely cooperating with Umno recently, has also yet to announce if it will toss its hat into the ring.
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