State polls: Azmin to contest Hulu Kelang seat in Selangor elections


PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pic) returns to Hulu Kelang for Selangor election.

Azmin, who is the Selangor Perikatan chairman will be returning to his hometown, Hulu Kelang after more than 24 years he first won the state seat under PKR in 1999.

The former Selangor mentri besar is among 56 candidates announced by Perikatan chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who will be contesting in the state election this Aug 12.

Azmin held the Bukit Antarabangsa seat which he won under PKR in the 14th General Election.

The former Gombak MP later defected to Bersatu following the Sheraton move in 2020.

Recently, Azmin said Perikatan is confident to secure 33 to 35 state seats in Selangor polls claiming the coalition is making positive progress in obtaining support from Malays and non-Malay voters in the state.

The coalition is also fielding Bersatu vice-president Datuk Seri Abdul Rashid Asari who is the incumbent for Selat Kelang.

Muhyiddin also announced Srikandi Bersatu chief Datuk Seri Rina Harun as the candidate for Batu Tiga seat.

Perikatan is also fielding daughter of former Umno warlord Tan Sri Noh Omar, Nurul Syazwani in Permatang.

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