KUANTAN: PAS women’s wing branch leader Nor Idayu Hashim has been named the Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate for the Tioman state seat election to be held early next month.
Pahang PN chairman Saifuddin Abdullah said Nor Idayu, 35, was selected to represent the women’s voice in the state assembly.
“She is a ‘muslimah’ (pious Muslim woman) among the local women leaders and is capable of understanding the aspirations of the grassroots,” Saifuddin said in a statement.
Nor Idayu, who was born at Felda Jengka 13 in Maran here, holds a diploma in accounting from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Machang, Kelantan.
She is the wife of Tioman PAS Youth leader Muhammad Daud. They have three children.
Polling for the Tioman state seat was supposed to have been held concurrently with the general election on Saturday, but was postponed following the death of PN candidate Yunus Ramli that morning.
Yunus had been slated to compete in a five-cornered fight against Barisan Nasional’s Johari Hussain, who is defending the seat, Osman A Bakar (Pejuang), Fadzli Ramly (Pakatan Harapan) and Sulaiman Bakar (independent).
Nominations for the seat will be held tomorrow, with Dec 7 fixed for polling and Dec 3 for early voting.