KKB by-election: DAP likely to get green light to contest state seat


PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan is likely to give DAP the nod to defend the Kuala Kubu Baharu state seat in the coming May 11 by-election.

"I will be meeting Pakatan chairman (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) to fix a date to discuss the preparations for the by-election.

"It is usual for us (Pakatan coalition) to keep the status quo by allowing the party that won the seat to defend it," Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail told reporters at a press conference on Thursday (April 4).

Saifuddin, who is the secretary-general for Pakatan and PKR, said the meeting also included identifying the possible candidate for the contest and activation of the election machinery.

The Kuala Kubu Baharu seat fell vacant following the death of its incumbent assemblyman Lee Kee Hiong of DAP on March 21.

Lee, 58, held the seat for three terms from 2013.

She died after battling cancer for several years.

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