Coalition-free FT PAS set to contest in nine seats

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FEDERAL Territories PAS will be fielding a mix of professionals and religious scholars in seven parliamentary seats in Kuala Lumpur.

Its Federal Territories chief Mohamad Noor Mohamed told StarMetro that he would only reveal the candidates on April 19.

He, however, revealed that they were a mixed group of professionals between the ages of 30 and 60.

“They all speak good English and are well aware of urban issues, besides also seeking transparency in government like everyone else,” he added.

Mohamad Noor said PAS would field candidates in Bandar Tun Razak, Wangsa Maju, Setiawangsa, Titiwangsa, Segambut, Batu and Lembah Pantai. 

“We now have room to do so (field candidates) in these places and we have a good chance (of winning) because we too have been working in these constituencies.

“The door is open for us and we taking the opportunity,” he said, referring to their split from the Pakatan coalition. 

Last year, the Islamist party severed ties with PKR as they felt PKR was not supportive of their Islamic agenda.

This development would mean minimum three-cornered fights in numerous Kuala Lumpur constituencies.

While PAS contested in Titiwangsa in the 13th general election, its candidate Ahmad Zamri Asahan Khuzaimi lost to incumbent MP Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani (BN) by a difference of 866 votes.

In 2008, the late Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohd Ghazali of PAS won the seat against Barisan Nasional’s Aziz Jamaluddin Mohd Tahir. 

PAS will also be contesting in Putrajaya and Labuan. 

 

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/04/15/coalition-free-ft-pas-set-to-contest-in-nine-seats/

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