PETALING JAYA: Muda has unveiled its first batch of candidates who will be contesting in the Selangor polls.
The party's first batch of four candidates will be led by founding member and Muda secretary-general Amir Abd Hadi, who will contest in Seri Serdang.
In a statement on Thursday (July 13), Muda also named Shah Alam Muda parliamentary deputy chief Syaidiyah Izzati Nur Razak Maideen who will be known to voters as Cheda Razak in Batu Tiga.
The party's central executive committee member R. Thanusha will be contesting in the Sentosa seat while its chief of staff Melanie Ting will be fielded in Bukit Antarabangsa.
Muda is expected to announce two more groups of candidates by the end of next week.
Meanwhile, party president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said the first group of candidates announced by Muda had undergone a stringent vetting process to ensure those chosen have the quality and capability to serve and fight for the people, Bernama reported.
"We are confident that if our candidates are given the mandate, we will serve as effective checks and balances to the government and the voice of conscience to the people,” he told a media conference at the Muda operations room here.
Previously, Syed Saddiq announced the party would go solo in all six state elections.
The Muar MP also said he believed Muda could distinguish itself from Pakatan Harapan, Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional and appeal to moderate voters by becoming the "people's voice of conscience."
Polling day for Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu is on Aug 12.