Kemaman by-election: Pejuang not fielding candidate

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) will not field a candidate in the Kemaman parliamentary by-election on Dec 2.

Its president, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, said the party has not decided whether to support any party contesting in the by-election.

"We are now focused on strengthening our party to face GE16 (16th general election)," he told a press conference on Wednesday (Oct 18).

Mukhriz also denied rumours that former prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, will be fielded as a candidate for the by-election.

The Election Commission (EC) has set Dec 2 as polling day for the Kemaman by-election. Nomination day is Nov 18, while early voting is on Nov 28.

The Kemaman by-election is being held following a decision by the Terengganu Elections Court on Sept 26 to annull PAS candidate Che Alias Hamid's victory in the 15th general election.

Meanwhile, Mukhriz said Pejuang will organise a march from the Tabung Haji mosque in Jalan Tun Razak to the United States embassy on Friday (Oct 20) as a show of support for the Palestinian cause and to condemn Israel's atrocities in Gaza.

He called on Malaysians to join the march, which would take place at 2pm, after Friday prayers.- Bernama

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