Gerakan denied a second chance?

Gerakan – a Perikatan Nasional component – is most likely denied a second chance to contest in Kuala Kubu Baharu, even though its candidate came up second during the state polls last year.

Reports indicate that the party would field a Malay candidate.

Prior to this, the opposition coalition’s latest component MIPP turned down a chance to contest the seat on the basis that it wants to deliver Indian votes to PN.

If Gerakan is denied a chance, then the next most likely party to contest the mixed sub urban seat would be Bersatu.

In a related development PN’s election strategy director, Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor who is also Kedah Menteri Besar had said that he favored a Malay candidate for Kuala Kubu Baharu.

The by-election in Kuala Kubu Baharu has been called following the death of its incumbent Lee Ki Hiong of the DAP.

The party named Pang Sock Tao, 31, an aide of Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming as a candidate last night.

Nominations for the polls is scheduled to take place on April 27 and the voters of KKB would determine their representative on May 11.

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