BUTTERWORTH: PAS is confident that it can win most of the 24 seats it plans to contest in Penang, vowing to replace what it calls a Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government led by leaders with questionable ethics with a “clean” PAS rule.
But with the exception of the Sungai Pinang state seat and Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat which is expected to see a four-cornered fight, there are no notable figures in the party’s race to win seats in Penang.
Most of the seats contested are against PKR, with only one DAP-held state seat.
Penang PAS commissioner Muhammad Fauzi Yusof said the party was fielding “clean” candidates who were true Penangites and had sworn not to jump ship once they won the seats.
“We have selected the best candidates from Penang and are corruption-free,” he told some 800 people at the Penang PAS headquarters in Kepala Batas here yesterday.
Earlier, state PAS secretary Iszuree Ibrahim said the party has received good traction in Penang as the Chinese community was showing interest in it.
He added that the Chinese people in Penang were now wiser and would not vote for Barisan Nasional (BN) or DAP as both were fraught with issues.
“A Chinese woman I spoke with indicated that they (the Chinese) might just pick PAS as we are better than the other parties.
“This is not surprising, as BN has 71 corruption cases and PH has 24. PAS is clean, without any records,” he said.
Fauzi also announced the list of candidates for Penang, the majority of whom are highly qualified with least a degree or master’s-level education.
Of the 24 seats contested by PAS, 14 are against PKR, five against PPBM, four against Amanah and one against DAP.
PAS’ candidates for Penang are as follows:
Kepala Batas – Siti Masturah Mohamad
Tasek Gelugor – Rizal Hafiz Ruslan
Permatang Pauh – Hafnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden
Nibong Tebal – Mohd Helmi Haron
Bayan Baru – Iszuree Ibrahim
Balik Pulau – Muhammad Imran Muhammad Saad
Penaga – Mohd Yusni Mat Piah
Bertam – Moktar Ramly
Pinang Tunggal – Bukhori Ghazali
Permatang Berangan – Mohd Sobri saleh
Sungai Dua – Zahadi Mohd
Telok Ayer Tawar – Mohamad Hanif Haron
Seberang Jaya – Mohd Rafaei A Rashid
Penanti – Muhammad Fawwaz Mohamad Jan
Permatang Pasir – Muhammad Fauzi Yusof
Bukit Tengah – Norazman Ishak
Sg Bakap – Osman Jaafar
Sg Acheh – Nor Zamri Latiff
Sg Pinang – Yacoob Omar
Pantai Jerejak – Mohd Farhan Yusri
Batu Maung – Saiful Lizan Md Yusoff
Bayan Lepas – Zarina Shinta Madar
Pulau Betong – Mohd Taufik Hashim
Teluk Bahang – Mohd Ali Othman
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