Tuesday, 24 March 2009

PAS named Nizar as Bukit Gantang candidate

Ousted Perak Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will be the PAS candidate for the Bukit Gantang by-election on April 7. - Malaysiakini

The announcement was made at about 11pm last night by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang during a ceramah in Padang Kota, Taiping.

In naming Nizar as the candidate, the opposition is turning the Bukit Gantang by-election into a referendum on the messy takeover of the Perak state government by Barisan Nasional last month.

Nizar, a mechanical engineer, who had just tuned 52, is also the Pasir Panjang state representative.

He will be facing Barisan Nasional's Ismail Saffian, 49, the former Bukit Gantang Umno information chief. Nomination day is on March 29.

The parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of PAS MP Roslan Shaharum on Feb 9.


puteri said...

Kinda risky, no?

Hope Nizar will win - just to show that PR has the support of the majority of the people.

Otherwise BN wil say "didnt we tell you so?" - putting an end to PR's claim of having sokongan rakyat Perak.

Lee said...

This is indeed good news! It is undoubtedly a "referendum" regarding the high-handed power grab in Perak, and Nizar should win with a handsome majority.The raayat will decide whether the Perak take-over is legitimate or not.The other two by-elections should be 50-50!