KKB by-election: Perikatan to announce candidate on April 25, says Muhyiddin


KUALA KUBU BARU: The Perikatan Nasional candidate for the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election will be announced on April 25, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Perikatan chairman said the name of the candidate for the by-election will be decided at the Perikatan supreme council meeting on Monday (April 22).

"At Monday's meeting, we will discuss which candidate is the most suitable on the basis of 'winnability'. We have many candidates, but whatever party has a proposal to put forward the name of a (other) candidate, we accept it.

"We will evaluate which candidate will be named in terms of academic qualifications and involvement in non-governmental organisations.

"It is best that the candidates submitted are from the Hulu Selangor area and a local because the sentiments of local people need to be taken into account," he said at a press conference at the Bersatu Hari Raya Open House here Sunday (April 21).

In the meantime, Muhyiddin said his party will conduct several screenings involving various agencies before the candidate is finalised.

In last year's state election, the late Lee Kee Hiong of DAP successfully defended the seat, defeating Teoh Kien Hong (Gerakan), Siva Prakash Ramasamy (Muda) and Chang Boon Lai (Parti Rakyat Malaysia) with a majority of 4,119 votes.

The seat became vacant after Lee died on March 21.

Voting for the by-election will take place on May 11, while nomination day is on April 27. – Bernama

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