Azmin: Selangor Pakatan seats have been finalised

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali speaks to the press after an event at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in Shah Alam April 16, 2018. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli
Datuk Seri Azmin Ali speaks to the press after an event at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in Shah Alam April 16, 2018. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli

SHAH ALAM, April 16 — Caretaker Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali confirmed today that Pakatan Harapan (PH) has completed negotiations on all state seats within Selangor.

“Alhamdulillah (thank God), it has been done. Be patient and wait for our announcement,” he said.

Azmin was however tight-lipped when asked about the probable announcement dates for the Selangor Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidates.

“We will see, but it will be announced before nomination day. Could be tomorrow or day after tomorrow; what is important is that is has been finalised,” he said.

Last week Malay Mail reported that about six seats in Selangor were still being deliberated by party leaders.

The seats in question were identified as Sungai Burong, Sungai Panjang, Seri Serdang, Lembah Jaya, Kota Damansara and Dusun Tua.

Azmin also refused to elaborate in detail concerning claims he might abandon his parliamentary seat in Gombak and instead contest the one in Ampang.

“I will leave it to the party to decide. I have received many offers, such as Pekan, and even Bagan Datuk, and there are still offers coming my way.

“Ultimately it is for the leaders to decide. I am fine anywhere. Throw me to the ocean and I will turn into an island, throw me on land and I will grow into a mountain,” he said after handing over cheques of financial aid to over 200 vernacular and convent schools at the state secretariat building this morning.

Meanwhile, Selangor PH election director Xavier Jayakumar revealed at the same event that an announcement of the candidates could take place several days before nomination day.

“We are looking to announce our candidates for Selangor on 25 or 26 April, where a big event will be held at a location we will soon confirm,” he said.

Xavier said the decision of candidacy was finalised only within the last 48-hours, and revealed there would be fresh faces being fielded by the component parties.

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