Anwar says PKR will contest Tapah, not Muda

Anwar says PKR will contest Tapah, not Muda

This after youth-based party’s Mutalib Uthman earlier said he would stand in seat

IPOH – The Tapah parliamentary seat will be contested by PKR in the coming 15th general election and not by Muda, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said.

He said the decision on the seat in Perak was made during Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) final round of negotiations yesterday.

“We also decided that PKR will continue to contest in Sg Siput and Tapah as well as Sembrong (in Johor).

“Although there was an announcement (of Muda contesting in Tapah), it is inaccurate as (Muda president) Syed Saddiq (Syed Abdul Rahman) informed me (that Perak Muda chairman Mutalib Uthman’s statement) does not represent Muda. Tapah is a PKR seat,” the PH chairman said after a tea session with the local community in Kg Ulu Chemor here today.

Prior to this, Mutalib had stated that he would be running in Tapah following negotiations between PH and Muda.

Meanwhile, Anwar said the PH presidential council had agreed that the Changkat Jong state seat in Perak would remain contested by DAP after taking into account the views of both parties, namely DAP and Amanah, after which a consensus was reached.

“Although Amanah had strong arguments (to contest Changkat Jong), after considering the views of various parties, the PH leadership (agreed) that Changkat Jong will be DAP’s,” he said.

DAP and Amanah were both reportedly eyeing the seat and had submitted names of proposed candidates for consideration.

source – Bernama

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