Wanita PKR still negotiating over eight Selangor seats for state election

22 Jun 2023 02:50pm
Juwairiya. FILE PIX
Juwairiya. FILE PIX

SHAH ALAM - Wanita Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is still negotiating with the party's highest leadership to contest eight seats in Selangor state election.

Wanita PKR deputy chief Juwairiya Zulkifli said Wanita PKR chief Fadhlina Sidek had been negotiating the wing-level candidate quota with the party's top leadership.

"At Wanita PKR Leadership Council's level, we have agreed to field eight candidates in Selangor state election and we hope the leadership will give consideration," she said when met today.

Juwairiya, also Bukit Melawati assemblyman, said Wanita PKR candidates had proven their worth when they won six seats in the 14th General Election (GE14).

"From these six incumbents, we are asking for two more new seats to be contested by Wanita PKR's candidates.

"This time, there might be a shift of seats (Wanita PKR candidates) because not necessarily the seats they won in the GE14 will remain, so we hope the quota can be increased and not reduced," she explained.

She added that Wanita PKR has many credible candidates ready to be fielded.

"We are confident we can prepare candidates of calibre for these eight seats so hopefully the state and central leadership can consider the matter," she added.

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When commenting on her willingness to defend Bukit Melawati seat, Juwairiya said so far her focus is on ensuring the seats belong to PKR.

"I am ready to defend Bukit Melakwati state assembly seat, especially after seeing positive changes and improvements after the Unity Government was formed.

"I am confident that I can convince voters in Selangor state election and I am ready to continue serving the people," she said.

She said there were still many plans that had not been completed and were delayed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).

"We lost two years (due to MCO) so we couldn't implement any development, infrastructure and projects to improve people's living standards.

"Actually, we could only show the results of our work and contribution for three years due to MCO.

"I believe that if we are given five years or one more term, the people will receive much more benefits," she said.

On June 10, Sinar reported that Wanita PKR targeted eight female candidates to represent the party in the Selangor state election.