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Selangor PKR polls begins today

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

PKR POLLS | The PKR election in Selangor begins today involving the first nine of its 22 divisions statewide.

The nine divisions going to the polls from 9am to 5pm today are Sabak Bernam, Sungai Besar, Hulu Selangor, Serdang, Kelana Jaya, Subang, Kapar, Kota Raja and Sepang, involving over 108,000 members.

The polling for the remaining 13 divisions, namely Puchong, Gombak, Petaling Jaya (PJ) Utara; PJ Selatan, Kuala Langat, Klang and Selayang is set on Oct 21, while Tanjong Karang, Kuala Selangor, Ampang, Pandan, Shah Alam and Hulu Langat on Oct 28.

PKR central election committee chairperson Rashid Din said the election in Selangor was being held in three stages due to the large number of members involved, as the state had the highest number of membership at 249,850.

“Since our staff and equipment are also limited, we have to hold the election in three days...to ensure smooth running of the process,” he told Bernama when contacted.

“We also want to advise all members and contestants to maintain discipline and to contest fairly. Win or lose, we are still members of PKR, we are family, so let’s just tolerate and not fight each other,” he said, adding that the results of today’s polls are expected to be known at 7pm at the earliest.

Apart from having the highest number of membership, the Selangor PKR election has also captured the most attention as it involves the candidates for the deputy president’s post, namely state PKR chairperson Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is also former Selangor menteri besar, and PKR vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli, who is former Pandan member of parliament.

Although Selangor was said to be Azmin’s stronghold, PKR Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) assistant secretary Syed Badli Shah Syed Osman was reported as saying that all the 22 divisions in Selangor had pledged their support to Mohd Rafizi.

Rafizi had earlier won in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Federal Territories, while Mohamed Azmin won in Penang and Johor.

- Bernama

 

 

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