PAS Candidate To Contest In K. Terengganu By-Election

PENANTI, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said Tuesday Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and the DAP will their give full support to any PAS candidate in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election on Jan 17.

Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, said Kuala Terengganu would not be a safe seat for any party and the Pakatan Rakyat would be out in full force to fight for the seat.

"PKR and DAP have decided to give full commitment to the PAS candidate, whether he is the experienced Mohammad Sabu or others, to contest in Kuala Terengganu," he told reporters after celebrating his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's 56th birthday at Yayasan Aman here.

He said Pakatan Rakyat was confident of winning the seat which fell vacant after the incumbent, Datuk Razali Ismail, who is also the Deputy Education Minister, died of a heart attack while playing badminton on Nov 28.

In the March 8 polls this year, Razali won by a slim 628-vote majority, defeating PAS heavyweight Mat Sabu and 89-year-old independent candidatelead by Maimun Yusuf. Polling is on Jan 17 and nomination on Jan 6.

The Permatang Pauh MP also called on the federal government to set up an independent panel of experts to look into the causes of the 1993 Highland Towers collapse and the landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa on Saturday.


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