DAP has confirmed that it will contest in Ayer Hitam, Johor against current seat holder MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong in the next general election.
DAP organising secretary Anthony Loke said the party had nixed an earlier plan to let an Amanah candidate contest in Ayer Hitam under the DAP logo, after the rocket party failed to secure an additional state seat during negotiations.
"(We wanted to let an Amanah candidate contest) because Amanah had only two parliament seats (in Johor)
"(But) Amanah got 12 state seats which are considered as many, not a few. Because DAP did not get to add one more state seat, then we asked to take Ayer Hitam back.
"Today we can officially say that a DAP candidate will contest in Ayer Hitam," Loke said at a press conference in Ayer Hitam today...