GE15: Lahad Datu incumbent Mohamaddin says will not defend seat

KOTA KINABALU: Incumbent Lahad Datu MP Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi (pic), who switched political allegiances three times in nine months, announced that he will not be defending his seat.

The former Federal tourism minister in the Pakatan Harapan government said he had decided not to defend the seat after taking into account the various political situations in the country.

"I have looked at the overall political situation and decided I will not defend Lahad Datu," he said on Friday (Nov 4).

He is still Segama state assemblyman and will continue carrying out his duties as an elected representative.

Mohamaddin won the Lahad Datu parliamentary seat on a Parti Warisan ticket only to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in Oct 2021 and eight months later, quit to join Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM).

Mohamaddin had earlier said that PBM was supposed to be Barisan Nasional-friendly and all PBM incumbent MPs would be allowed to contest.

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