BENTONG: Three former teachers are contesting the Pelangai state seat, including Adnan Yaakob, the Pahang BN leader and menteri besar, who seeks re-election.
Adnan, 68, has been the assemblyman for Pelangai since 1985. He was a teacher at Sekolah Menengah Agama Pelangai and left the teaching service in 1985 to become a politician.
His challengers are:
Zaharim Osman, 61, (PAS) who is also a distant relative of Adnan and a former teacher at Sekolah Menengah Chemomoi here. He has 12 children from two wives.
Norhaizan Abu Hassan, 59, (PH-Amanah) who is a retired teacher from Kampung Bukit Gajah, Simpang Pelangai here.
In the 2013 general election, Adnan defeated Abdul Hamid Bahatim of PAS with a majority of 2,475 votes.
Pelangai is one of the four state seats within the Bentong parliamentary constituency. The other state seats are Bilut, Ketari and Sabai.
The contestants there are:
- Kamache Doray Rajoo (PH-DAP)
- R. Goonasegaran (BN-MIC), who is Pahang MIC chairman
- Mohd Khairuddin Abdullah (PAS)
- T. Karunaneethi (Ind.)
- Young Syefura Othman (PH-DAP)
- Roslan Md Esa (PAS)
- Lau Hoi Keong (BN)
- Lee Chin Chen (PH-DAP)
- Poo Moon Hong (BN-MCA)
- Mohd Zamri Nong (PAS)