GE14 | After taking a decade long haitus, Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) are set to rejoin the electoral race and named some of their candidates for Selangor today.
Their candidates include some familiar faces, such as former Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers S Manikavasagam and Jenice Lee Ying Ha.
In total, PRM aims to field five parliamentary candidates and 15 state candidates.
According to Bernama, Manikavasagam said he quit PKR on April 3 and was glad to return to PRM's fold.
Manikavasagam won the Kapar parliamentary seat in 2008, but was fielded as a legislative assembly candidate by PKR in 2013, which is considered a demotion.
As for Lee, she was sacked by DAP in 2013 after standing as an independent candidate, following the party barring her from defending her Teratai seat.
PRM, established in 1955 by one of Malaysia's most celebrated leftist Ahmad Boestaman, is among the oldest political parties in the country, but has tasted very limited electoral success.
However, a significant number of PRM alumni have found electoral success in other parties, such as PKR and Parti Sosialis Malaysia.
The party had fielded candidates in all recent elections except in 2013.
Now, the party has announced that it would focus on Selangor and Penang – both states currently administered by Pakatan Harapan.
The list of PRM's candidates for Selangor announced today are as follows:
Bangi - Dennis Wan Jinn Woei
Pandan - Jenice Lee Ying Ha
Klang - Santokh Singh
Kapar - S Manikavasagam
Selayang - TBA
Kajang - Dennis Wan Jinn Woei
Teratai - Jenice Lee
Bandar Baru Klang - Santokh Singh
Selat Klang - S Manikavasagam
Sementa- Ti Thong Siew
Meru - N Gandhi
Banting - Tan Choon Swee
Sentosa - M Telai Amblam
Pandan Indah - Norizwan Mohamed
Sungai Kandis - Hanafiah Husin
Bukit Melawati - Mohammad Salleh Karman
Taman Templer - TBA
Kuang - TBA
Rawang - TBA
Sungai Tua - TBA