Ex-Umno Puteri chief defeats minister in PPBM divisional polls

Former Umno Puteri chief Mas Ermieyati Samsudin triumphs in PPBM divisional elections in Alor Gajah, Melaka. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Former Umno Puteri chief Mas Ermieyati Samsudin won the Masjid Tanah PPBM divisional elections in Alor Gajah, Melaka, after edging out entrepreneur development and cooperatives minister Redzuan Mohd Yusof during last night’s party elections.

The decision was announced by PPBM state party election committee chairman Shamsir Harun at 1.15am this morning after Mas Ermieyati received 414 votes.

PPBM supreme council member Redzuan received 328 votes while another candidate, Lokman Abdul Ghani, secured 228 votes.

The deputy’s post was defended by Nazri Ramli while the post of vice-chief fell to Rozamri Kambol.

Speaking to Berita Harian after her victory, Mas Ermieyati said she wanted to strengthen the party to promote racial unity and mutual benefit.

She also said she was planning grassroots activities to boost membership.