AMPANG: Parti Warisan will field candidates in 26 parliamentary seats in the peninsula in the 15th General Election (GE15), says Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
Among them would be MCA ex-president Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat who will be returning to his seat in Pandan.
The former transport minister had also officially joined the party here on Tuesday (Nov 1).
In his speech, Ong said he decided to return to politics after being asked by Shafie due to the political turmoil in the country.
"I don't think there would be any difference (in my electoral preparation).
"Previously, when I contested in Ampang Jaya and then the Pandan seat, I would make sure I am fully prepared for it," he said when asked about facing PKR No. 2 Rafizi Ramli for the seat.
Also announced as the GE15 contestants were former DAP and PKR member Wee Choo Keong who will be contesting the Wangsa Maju seat.
Wee was the Bukit Bintang MP for DAP from 1990 to 2004, and PKR’s Wangsa Maju MP from 2008 to 2013.
Former DAP Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi will be contesting at Bayan Baru, Penang. He was MP from 2008 to 2018.
Shafie added that, however, several seats have yet to be announced and that includes the Arau seat.
He said the party would need to look into more details before placing any candidates in those unannounced seats.
"An announcement on that will be made soon," he said.
In Kuala Lumpur, Naganathan Pillai will face off against other contestants in a multi-cornered fight in Batu, Young Shang Yi in Kepong and Wee in Wangsa Maju.
In Selangor, Lai Wai Chong will contest in Ampang, Abdul Rahman Jaafar in Hulu Langat and Loo Cheng Wee in Klang.
When asked the confidence level of winning the seats, Shafie said the party has a high-level of assurance from the public.
"We are fielding the candidates to win, for sure," he told the media.
PO1 Padang Besar - Ko Chu Liang
P02 Kangar - Rohimi Shapiee
N01 Titi Tinggi - Khaw Hock Kong
N02 Beseri - Mohd Shamim M Nordin
N06 Bintong - Mohamad Khair Mohd Noor
N07 Sena - Ko Chu Liang
N08 Indera Kayangan - Atan Jasin
N09 Kuala Perlis - Muhamad Hairi Noordin
N10 Kayang - Khairuddin Abdullah
N11 Pauh - Mohd Khalid Ahmad
N14 Simpang Empat - Wan Noralhakim Shaghir Saad
P08 Pokok Sena - Noraini Md Salleh
P09 Alor Setar - Fadzil Hanafi
P10 Kuala Kedah - Syed Araniri Syed Ahmad
P14 Merbok - Khairul Anuar Ahmad
P17 Padang Serai - Mohd Bakhri Hashim
P42 Tasek Gelugor - Mohd Akmal Azhar
P46 Batu Kawan - Ong Chin Wen
P50 Jelutong - Lim Huat Poh
P52 Bayan Baru - Ooi Chuan Aun
P71 Gopeng - G. Balachandran
P72 Tapah - Mohamed Akbar Sherrif Ali Yasin
P74 Lumut - Mohd Isnin Ismail @ Ibrahim Khan
N44 Sungai Rapat - Roshanita Mohd Basir
N45 Simpang Pulai - Hooi Mi Suet
N46 Teja - Low Leong Sin
N47 Chenderiang - Ahmad Tarmizi Mohd Ghazali
N48 Ayer Kuning - Noor Hasnida Mohd. Hashim
N51 Pasir Panjang - Nur Inderasyawalis Ahmad Mukhtar
N52 Pangkor - Yahaya Ahmad
P19 Tumpat Khairul Azuan Kamarrudin
P99 Ampang - Lai Wai Chong
P100 Pandan - Ong Tee Keat
P101 Hulu Langat - Abdul Rahman Jaafar
P110 Klang - Loo Cheng Wee
P114 Kepong - Young Shang Yi
P115 Batu - P. Naganathan
P116 Wangsa Maju - Wee Choo Keong
P129 Kuala Pilah - Azman Idris
P141 Sekijang - Mohd Zohar Bin Ahmad