Johor polls: Maszlee denies being candidate for MB

  • Nation
  • Friday, 04 Mar 2022

KLUANG: PKR candidate for the Layang-Layang state seat Dr Maszlee Malik (pic) has denied rumours that he is the Johor Mentri Besar candidate should the party and Pakatan Harapan (PH) be given the mandate in the coming state election.

"That’s far from the truth. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PKR president) never touched on the issue of mentri besar.

"He only asked for my vote and support for PKR and PH to take Johor to a higher level,” he told reporters after holding a ceramah (talk) at the Layang-Layang state legislative assembly PKR operations room here Thursday (March 3).

Maszlee, who joined PKR last November, said this when commenting on Anwar’s previous ceramah which stated that there was a reason PKR was fielding the Simpang Renggam MP as a candidate in the Johor polls, thus giving an impression that he (Maszlee) is the coalition’s candidate for the mentri besar post.

Maszlee also apologised to Simpang Renggam voters for not being able to fulfil all of Pakatan’s promises made during the 14th General Election after it could only govern the country for 22 months.

The former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) member said he did not jump party and, in fact, Bersatu betrayed him by "casting him out” because he did not agree with the party leaving Pakatan and forming a new alliance with Perikatan Nasional (PN).

Maszlee will be involved in a four-cornered fight with K. Alagathiran of PN, Abdul Mutalib Abd Rahim of Barisan Nasional and Ahmad Shafiq Othaman of Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) for the Layang-Layang state seat. - Bernama

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Johor Immigration nabs 114 illegals in Tampoi operation
Govt takes effective measures to tackle living costs issues
PM wants civil servants to continue excelling in 2024
Elderly couple murdered by son laid to rest on Dec 10
Allow space for internal forensics probe on Socso cyber attack, says Sivakumar
Non-science stream courses to be revamped to provide skilful expertise, says Zahid
‘Teacher, I want to be a TikTok-er’: Little M'sian content creators chase big dreams
‘Madani is about inclusivity’
Govt systems need to be beefed up against cyberthreats
Many get a chance at new job opportunities

Others Also Read