Amanah welcomes Muda's support

22 Aug 2023 03:39pm
Photo for illustrative purposes only. FILE PIX
Photo for illustrative purposes only. FILE PIX

JOHOR BAHRU - The decision by the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) to provide full support to the candidates of the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) for the Pulai Parliamentary constituency and the Simpang Jeram state seat is welcomed.

Johor Amanah Youth Chief, Muhammad Taqiuddin Cheman said that Amanah appreciates the support even though Muda recently contested independently in the six states state elections without collaborating with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

"We have opened doors to anyone, including Muda, who supports our candidates in this by-election. There's no issue because Amanah always welcomes Muda's support.

"However, if you ask me about the machinery, for this by-election under the Perpaduan Government, the PH logo is going to be used. If Muda wants to assist the machinery, it's up to them whether they want to use the PH logo or not," he said when contacted today.

He added that the relationship between Amanah and Muda in Johor is quite good, as demonstrated during the Johor State Elections last March.

"If you look at history, Amanah provided six state seats to Muda during the Johor State Elections.

"This includes the Puteri Wangsa seat won by the Muda deputy president Amira Aisya Abd Aziz.

"Muda and the late Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub were quite close and frequently exchanged advice. This fact was acknowledged by the Muda President Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman," he said.

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Yesterday, Muda announced that it will not contest in the upcoming Parliamentary by-election for the Pulai constituency and the State Legislative Assembly by-election for the Simpang Jeram seat on Aug 9.

In addition, the party will extend full support to the Amanah candidates in both by-elections.

According to the Executive Chairman of Johor Muda Azrol Rajani this decision is a sign of respect to the late Salahuddin.

The by-elections for both seats are being held following the passing of Salahuddin, who was also the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister, on July 23.

Johor Amanah deputy chief Suhaizan Kaiat was announced as the party's candidate for the Pulai Parliamentary constituency, while Nazri Abdul Rahman, the Bakri Area Amanah deputy chief was nominated to contest for the Simpang Jeram DUN seat.

The Election Commission has set the candidate nomination day for the Pulai Parliamentary by-election and the Simpang Jeram state seat by-election on Aug 26.

Early voting will take place on Sept 5, with the main polling day scheduled for Sept 9.

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