Another party mulls over contesting in Sungai Bakap

After Urimai, Muda too is mulling over the notion of contesting in the Sungai Bakap by-election.

A Penang Muda leader felt that the time is ripe because the party is of the view that the reputation of Pakatan Harapan has dwindled.

The leader also claimed that the party is confident due to “the amount of groundwork we’ve done in Penang and specifically in the area.”

FMT reported the source as saying that Muda wants to find the voting trend in view of PH and Perikatan Nasional’s performance as government and opposition in the state.

“I believe it’s a good time to examine the trend,” the source said.

The party had fielded 19 candidates in the state polls last year but all lost their deposits.

The Sungai Bakap state seat is vacant due to the death of its first term incumbent Nor Zamri Latiff of Pas.

Zamri defeated PKR Wanita chief Nurhidayah Che Rose with a 1,563 vote majority.

Election Commission fixed 6 July for polling.

Pakatan Harapan chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the candidate would be announced next week whereas PN would do the same on 16 June.