Malaysiakini
NEWS

BN to hold meeting soon to decide on PD candidate

Published
Modified 12 Sep 2018, 7:06 pm

BN will be calling a meeting soon to decide whether the coalition will field a candidate in the Port Dickson by-election, deputy chairperson Mohamad Hasan said today.

"If the top leadership agrees, all views will be considered, including from the state liaison committee and also the division, before deciding who is the qualified and credible to represent BN in the by-election,” he said in a statement.

Mohamad, who is also Umno deputy president, issued the statement  in response the the announcement by PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail that incumbent Port Dickson MP Danyal Balagopal Abdullah was vacating the seat with immediate effect to pave the way for PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim to contest it in the latter’s bid to get back in Parliament.

Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan PAS commisioner Mustaffa Daharun said the party would deliberate whether it would be fielding a candidate or not at PAS’s Muktamar (annual general assembly) in Kuala Terengganu this weekend.

Mustaffa said the top leadership would decide whether it would continue its cooperation with its ally BN in facing the by-election.

- Bernama


RELATED REPORTS

Zuraida hopes Anwar explains stand on 'PD Move'

PAS, MIC to hold party meetings over Port Dickson seat

'PD Move': PKR optimistic despite possibility of low turnout

KJ suggests BN fields Linggi lawmaker against Anwar

Leave PD to us - veterans' group pleads with Anwar

PKR executes 'PD Move' to pave way for Anwar's return

Share this story

Comments

By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.

REPORT VIOLATORS

Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.