I didn’t use govt machinery to campaign, says PH candidate

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Halimey Abu Bakar has denied his opponent’s claim that he used the Selangor government machinery to campaign in the Seri Setia state by-election.

Halimey also said he has not given any donation or goods to anyone.

“I did not give anything (in cash or kind) to anyone. You can check,” he said at a press conference here today.

The PH candidate was commenting on the statement made by PAS candidate Dr Halimah Ali in a local news portal claiming that she had witnessed the state government machinery being used for Halimey’s campaign in PJS 6 and Desa Mentari, yesterday.

He, however, admitted that Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah had donated to residents in the Seri Setia constituency.

“If she did, it is not a problem because she is the MP. As the candidate, I am not allowed to give anything,” he said.

Halimey is facing Dr Halimah in a straight fight in the by-election on Sept 8 which is being held following the death of its incumbent, Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin from colon cancer on Aug 2.