KUANTAN: As expected, Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Fuziah Salleh will defend her Kuantan parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election.
PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim made the announcement during his ceramah in Sungai Isap here last night.
In 2008, Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Fu Ah Kiow was defeated by Fuziah with 1,826 majority votes.
Fuziah's success in defeating Fu, who was then the MCA vice-president and deputy internal security minister, was indeed a surprise and peculiar as BN won all the three state seats in the constituency, namely Teruntum, Tanjung Lumpur and Inderapura.
Fuziah was trounced by Fu with a whopping 9,147 majority votes in 2004.
Meanwhile, Pahang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) liaison chief Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman will contest for the Indera Mahkota parliamentary seat in the 13th general election.
Anwar Fauzi would be replacing Azan Ismail who would be contesting in Terengganu.
"Fauzi is an old friend and we decided he should contest in Indera Mahkota," he told at another ceramah in Balok Makmur, last night.
In the 2008 general election, PKR won the seat when Azan defeated Salamon Ali Rizal Abdul Rahman of BN with a majority 1,027 votes.
Fauzi had served as parliamentary secretary to the Information Ministry from October 1990 to May 1995. He was then parliamentary secretary to the Land and Cooperative Development Ministry from 1995 to 1997.
From 1997-1999, he was deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department and was Kuantan Umno chief.
On July 23, 2008, Fauzi resigned from Umno and joined PKR.
In the 2008 general election, BN lost two of the 14 parliamentary seats in Pahang, namely Indera Mahkota and Kuantan.