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Malaysia elections: Two PKR parliamentary candidates announced

PKR legal bureau chief Gooi Hsiao Leung and Dr Azman Ismail would contest in the Alor Setar and Kuala Kedah parliamentary seats respectively. -The Star/ANN
Embun Majid

Mon, Apr 01, 2013
The Star/Asia News Network

ALOR SETAR - Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has named two PKR candidates who will be contesting in Kedah parliamentary seats in the next general election.

He said PKR legal bureau chief Gooi Hsiao Leung and Dr Azman Ismail would contest in the Alor Setar and Kuala Kedah parliamentary seats respectively.

Dr Azman, who is Kuala Kedah PKR division chief, will replace Datuk Ahmad Kassim, who will contest a state seat.

Gooi lost to MCA's Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung with a majority of 184 votes in the 2008 general election while Ahmad won the Kuala Kedah seat after beating Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Hashim Jahaya with a majority of 7,018 votes.

In 2008, PKR contested in seven of 15 parliamentary seats in Kedah.

On Saturday, Anwar announced at a ceramah that the Pahang PKR chairman Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman would replace incumbent Indera Mahkota MP Azan Ismail in the 13th general election.

In the 2008 elections, PKR won Indera Mahkota when Azan defeated Barisan's Salamon Ali Rizal Abdul Rahman with a majority of 1,027 votes.

Anwar said incumbent PKR Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh would defend her seat.

At another ceramah in Mahkota Aman, Anwar named lawyer Murnie Hidayah Anuar as the Pakatan candidate for the Paya Besar parliamentary seat.

 
 
 
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