State polls: Reformed gangster contests Pandan Indah, hopes to champion B40

Bersatu candidate Fazil Mohamad Dali files his nomination papers in Pandan Indah. -Photo: Bernama

AMPANG: A former competitive bodybuilder and reformed gangster is throwing his hat into the ring contesting one of the state seats under the Pandan parliamentary constituency in Selangor.

Fazil Mohamad Dali, 49, is contesting on a Perikatan Nasional ticket in the Pandan Indah state seat under the Bersatu banner.

Popularly known as "Ayahanda Cik Ton", Fazil said that he hopes to champion the B40 community.

“If people like me are not given a chance, how will we show we have changed?

“If given the chance we will certainly do our best.

“People are aware of my past but now we move on and I hope to be in service to the people,” he said after filing his nomination papers at Dewan MPAJ today (July 29).

Fazil said that he currently heads a charity group, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Amal Cekal Taqwa Malaysia (ACT Malaysia), which he set up several years ago.

He has four wives and 15 children.

Fazil will be taking on incumbent assemblyman Izham Hashim from Pakatan Harapan and Lisa Redzuan from Muda.

An independent candidate also filed his nomination for the Pandan Indah state seat.

Sivaneswaran Ramasundram, 48, said he hoped to bring his experience in various community works to a larger scale by contesting to become an assemblyman.

He was previously the Pandan Indah Phase 4 Pakatan Harapan branch chairman between 2019 - 2021.

He currently heads a charity organisation called Pertubuhan 5K Komuniti Pandan Selangor.

Lisa works with an international banking institution and is a mother-of-five. The 41-year-old is also the Bandar Tun Razak Muda deputy chief.

Izham is the Selangor Amanah chairman and former Selangor infrastructure and agriculture committee chairman.

Meanwhile, in the Teratai state seat, it is a straight fight between first-timers - Perikatan’s Datuk Chew Han Keai and Yew Jia Haur from Pakatan.

Chew is a businessman with experience in design and brand strategy while Yew is an Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) councillor and Federal Territories DAP public complaints bureau chairman.

Election Commission (EC) returning officers Julaihah Jamaludin and Ahmad Alhairi Mohamed Yusuf announced the candidates for the Pandan Indah and Teratai state seats, respectively, after nomination closed at 10am Saturday (July 29).

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