KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional is fielding former senior police officer Ramli Mohd Noor as its candidate in the Cameron Highlands by-election.
Upon making the announcement on Thursday, Umno deputy president Tan Sri Mohamad Hassan said BN was 85% sure it would win the seat.
Ramli, 61, is an orang asli who rose through the ranks and retired as Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Pakatan Harapan has named DAP’s M. Manogaran as its candidate while MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas has also stated his intention to contest.
The Cameron Highlands seat has 32,009 registered voters.
On Nov 30, the Election Court declared Barisan’s win during GE14 null and void, after it found corrupt practices were committed.
The incumbent Datuk C. Sivarraajh did not appeal the court’s decision.
Polling is fixed for Jan 26.
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