State polls: Speculations rife that Dr Afif Bahardin may be fielded as Perikatan candidate in Selangor

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  • Sunday, 09 Jul 2023

PETALING JAYA: Speculations are rife that former Seberang Jaya assemblyman Dr Afif Bahardin may be fielded as a Perikatan Nasional candidate in Selangor instead of Penang in the upcoming state elections.

According to sources close to the development, his position as Selangor Perikatan liaison secretary also meant that he was already doing work in the state, adding to his potential as a prospective candidate.

However, it is still unclear which seat he will be contesting.

The Star’s attempts to get Dr Afif’s comments on the matter have so far been unsuccessful.

Dr Afif contested the Shah Alam parliamentary seat in a four-cornered fight in the 15th General Election (GE15) where he lost to Pakatan Harapan candidate Azli Yusof, who won with a majority of 18,095 votes.

Dr Afif was a two-term assemblyman for Seberang Jaya, where he won the seat under a PKR ticket.

The former PKR deputy youth chief was among the PKR reps who quit the party to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia after the “Sheraton Move”.

There will be 56 seats up for grabs in Selangor in the state polls.

Perikatan will be contesting all 56 seats.

Nomination for the six state elections will take place on July 29 with polling set for Aug 12.

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