Selangor MB mulls candidates for Sungai Kandis

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says he has the privilege of nominating the candidate. (Facebook pic)

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says he already has a list of potential candidates for the Sungai Kandis by-election following the death of elected representative Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei earlier this week.

Amirudin said, as the menteri besar, he had the privilege to nominate the candidate for the by-election.

“I have the candidates’ list in my head. I only need to deliver it to the PKR leadership,” he said after attending the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor (YRMS) and four institutions, here.

Amirudin, however, declined to comment further on the likely candidates and when the list would be sent to the party leadership.

Mat Shuhaimi, 50, who was also former political secretary to former Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, died at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre on Monday from lymphoma cancer.

In the 14th general election, Shuhaimi, representing PKR, won the Sungai Kandis (formerly Sri Muda) seat for the third consecutive term with a majority of 12,480 votes in a four-cornered contest against BN, PAS and Parti Rakyat Malaysia candidates.

On another note, Amirudin said his party had finalised the list of new local authority council members in the state and would announce it soon.