Former EC chairman to contest Kelantan state seat

PPBM vice-president Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman ready to wrest Kota Lama from PAS.

PETALING JAYA: PPBM vice-president Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman today confirmed that he will be standing in a state seat in Kelantan.

At a press conference in Kota Bharu today, the former Election Commission (EC) chairman announced his candidacy for the Kota Lama state seat. The seat comes under the Kota Bharu parliamentary seat.

Also present was Kelantan DAP chairman Chua Chin Sui.

It was previously speculated that Rashid would be given a parliamentary seat.

The Kota Bharu PPBM division chief is expected to play a key role should Pakatan Harapan (PH) wrest power from PAS in the state.

Kota Lama is a PAS stronghold which is currently held by Kelantan state executive councillor Anuar Tan Abdullah.

Kota Lama is the only mixed seat in the state with Malays making up 63% of voters and Chinese 34%.

PH component parties PPBM, PKR and Amanah are expected to be involved in three-cornered fights in all the 45 state seats with PAS and Barisan Nasional candidates in Kelantan.

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