Multi-cornered contest likely for Cameron Highlands seat

Sallehudin Ab Talib was at the nomination centre to file papers to contest as an independent.

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The Cameron Highlands 16-degree chilly weather did not stop supporters making their way to the respective gathering points around SMK Sultan Ahmad Shah in support of candidates signing up to contest in the Cameron Highlands by-election.

Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) entourage gathered at the Mardi Agro Technology Park while Barisan Nasional (BN) supporters gathered at the SJK Tamil Tanah Rata. Both groups made their way to the nomination centre before 9am.

The Cameron Highlands by-election this time will likely see a multi-cornered contest where constituents are expected to be wooed by PH’s M Manogaran, BN’s Ramli Mohd Nor, and two independent candidates.

PH has given DAP’s Manogaran another shot at the seat which he lost by a slim margin in the 14th general election last May, while BN has decided to field Ramli Mohd Nor, who is an Orang Asli and a former top policeman.

A former lecturer, Sallehudin Ab Talib, was one of those at the centre to file nomination papers as an independent candidate.

Sallehudin said he wanted to fight for the Sungai Koyan Felda settlers’ rights.

The by-election is being held because the Election Court annulled C Sivarraajh’s victory in the May 9 general election.