PKR to choose local candidate for Slim by-election

Perak PKR leader Farhash Wafa Salvador says the party wants a local member to look after the people’s needs.

PETALING JAYA: Perak PKR leader Farhash Wafa Salvador said the party will be choosing a local candidate to contest in the Slim by-election following the death of its incumbent, Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib of Umno.

“We will continue to defend the rakyat as the opposition during these trying times,” he said in a statement this evening.

Khusairi, 59, who was also an Umno Supreme Council member, suffered a heart attack earlier today.

The former Tanjung Malim Umno division chief retained the Slim seat in the last general election with a majority of over 8,000 votes against PKR’s Mohd Amran Ibrahim and PAS’ Muhammad Zulfadli Zainal.

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