Johor polls: Muhyiddin may not defend Gambir seat


SHAH ALAM: Perikatan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin may not defend his Gambir state seat he gained in 2018 within the upcoming Johor state election.

According to Malay every day Berita Harian, Muhyiddin stated this was to permit extra new faces to signify Perikatan.

“I might not contest. It is up to the leadership to decide (on candidates). I want to fully focus on important matters, such as Parliament, managing the party at a federal level and to deliver the message of our struggles.

“I want to give a chance to leaders in Johor and it is up to them who to field. We will decide later,” he advised reporters when met earlier than chairing the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia assembly in Shah Alam on Tuesday (Jan 25).

In the 14th General Election in 2018, Muhyiddin gained the Gambir seat with 3,088-vote majority over Barisan Nasional’s Datuk M. Asojan and PAS’ Dr Mahfodz Mohamed.

Prior to the dissolution of the state meeting on Saturday (Jan 22) night, the state authorities led by Barisan Nasional had a easy majority of 28 (Barisan 16, Bersatu 11, PAS one) in comparison with Pakatan’s 27 following the loss of life of Bersatu Kempas assemblyman Datuk Osman Sapian final month.

The EC could have a particular assembly on Feb 9 to resolve on key dates and issues on the fifteenth Johor state election, specifically polling day and nomination day.

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