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KJ suggests BN fields Linggi lawmaker against Anwar

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Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin has proposed that BN field Linggi assemblyperson Abdul Rahman Mohd Redza for the upcoming Port Dickson by-election.

Linggi is one of five state assembly constituencies within the Port Dickson parliamentary constituency. It is also a seat which BN has never lost before.

Khairy, who represents BN in Rembau, the parliamentary constituency adjacent to Port Dickson on the south-east, pointed to Rahman being young and a graduate of the London School of Economics.

"If we are fielding a local candidate, the most suitable person, to me, is Rahman... he is a two-term legislator who has performed well," he said on Twitter.

Khairy said although there were suggestions that Negeri Sembilan BN chief Mohamad Hasan take on Anwar, he opined that a local candidate would be better.

This assessment, he said was based on his experience with Negeri Sembilan politics.

Earlier today, Danyal Balagopal Abdullah announced that he would resign as the Port Dickson MP to pave way for a by-election.

The move was intended to allow PKR to field its president-elect Anwar Ibrahim to seek the public's mandate to return to Parliament.

Anwar was the Permatang Pauh MP until his incarceration on Feb 10, 2015.

PKR has argued that the by-election was necessary to fulfil its promise to ensure that Anwar succeeded Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister.


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