Gerakan wants to contest

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite its candidate losing in Kuala Kubu Baru during last year’s Selangor state election, Gerakan is keen to contest again in the May 11 by-election.

“Locals here know our previous candidate. Even though we lost the seat in the last state election, we did not shut down our service centre in Kuala Kubu Baru.

“We have continued serving the people there,” said Gerakan president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau.

As such, he hoped that Perikatan Nasional would agree to allow the party to contest the seat next month.

“Whether or not the candidate is from Gerakan, we will campaign to the best of our ability to ensure victory for Perikatan,” he added.

During the Selangor election last year, Gerakan’s Teoh Kien Hong lost the seat by a 4,119-vote majority.

Speaking to reporters yesterday, Lau said the by-election would see national issues being raised.

It would be a “referendum” on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s government, he said.

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Kuala Kubu Baharu , by-election , Gerakan


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