ALOR STAR: At least one parliamentary and three state seats in Kedah will see a four-cornered fight in the 14th General Election (GE14), following Parti Rakyat Malaysia’s (PRM) announcement that it is contesting.
Kedah PRM deputy chairman Tan Kang Yap said the party is fielding candidates for the Kulim-Bandar Baharu parliamentary seat and the Kulim, Bakar Arang and Kota Darulaman state seats.
He said the list of candidates will be announced in a ceremony organised by PRM Northern Zone in Seberang Perai, Penang tomorrow.
“So far, we have confirmed contesting in the four seats, but the number may increase later.
“I will be contesting the Kota Darulaman state seat, while state PRM committee member Tan Keep Chai will contest the Sidam state seat.
“The Kulim-Bandar Baharu parliamentary seat and Kulim state seat will be contested by Kedah PRM treasurer Lee Ah Leong,” he said when contacted today.
Tan said it is not the first time the party had participated in the general polls. In the previous election, the party had contested three parliamentary seats and 11 state seats in Kedah.
Admitting that they are underdogs compared to Barisan Nasional (BN), PAS and the opposition pact of DAP, PKR, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) and Parti Amanah Negara (PAN), he believes the voters would make the right decision.
In Kota Darulaman, Tan is slated to face BN-MCA candidate Tan Eng Hwa, PAS candidate Zulkifli Haron and DAP candidate Teh Swee Leong.
While in Bakar Arang, Keep Chai will lock horns with BN-MCA candidate Ko Hung Weng, PAS candidate Othman Che Mee and a PKR candidate.
Lee will be facing BN-MCA’s Chua Tiong Gee, Mohd Khairi Mohd Salleh (PAS) and a PKR candidate for the Kulim state seat.
While for the parliamentary seat, he would be up against Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzil (BN-Umno), Abdul Rahman Abdul Razak (PAS) and a PKR candidate.