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October 21, 2013
By : Adib Povera and Ili Shazwani | news@nst.com.my

Pas picks Jerai Youth chief as its Sungai Limau by-election candidate

YAN: Pas has picked its Jerai Youth chief Mohd Azam Abd Samat as its candidate for the Sungai Limau by-election.

The 37-year-old senior assistant co-curicullum of a private Islamic religious school in Bukit Besar near here was introduced to party supporters by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang during a ceramah at Pas election operation centre in Kampung Sungai Limau Dalam here tonight.

Present were State Pas commissioner Datuk Mahfuz Omar, Parti Keadilan Rakyat deputy president Azmin Ali and DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang.

Party insiders described Azam, from Guar Chempedak near here, as the political disciple of former Menteri Besar the late Tan Sri Azizan Abdul Razak.

He will face Barisan Nasional's Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim in the by-election on Nov 4.

The by-election at the Sungai Limau state constituency was called after Azizan passed away due to sepsis and multi-organ failure on Sept 26.