GE-13: Jamaluddin Jarjis, Saifuddin Abdullah in, PERKASA’s Ibrahim Ali out

April 16, 2013

GE-13: Jamaluddin Jarjis, Saifuddin Abdullah in, PERKASA’s Ibrahim Ali out

dato-saifuddin-abdullahCaretaker Deputy Higher Education Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (left) has been retained to defend his Temerloh parliamentary seat in Pahang, it has been announced.

Saifuddin, who is an UMNO surpreme council member, has often been described by many to be a progressive-thinking UMNO leader, and has several times issued statements seen to be in conflict with UMNO’s stance.

The Deputy Minister supported the removal of the bar on students being involved in politics, as decided  in the landmark Court of Appeal ruling on Section 15 of the Universities and University Colleges Act, unlike the overall stand taken by UMNO and BN.

Saifuddin is expected to face PAS Youth Chief Nasrudin Hassan. Significantly missing from the BN candidates list is the controversial PERKAS President Ibrahim Ali.

Ibrahim was widely expected to be picked to defend his Pasir Mas parliamentary seat in Kelantan, under the BN ticket. Dropping him have stemmed from PERKASA Vice-President Zulkifli Noordin being named the BN’s candidate for Shah Alam by coalition chairperson and caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

The Pasir Mas seat is to be contested by Pasir Mas UMNO Deputy Chief Che Johan Che Pa. With this, Pasir Mas could see a three-cornered fight – if Ibrahim decides to contest as an independent candidate.

Mahathir endorsed Ibrahim as BN candidate

Ibrahim’s candidacy for Pasir Mas was endorsed by former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who also said that there should be more people in the country like the PERKASA President.

Ibrahim has also announced that he had taken leave from the Malay rights organisation to concentrate on the general election. Pasir Mas UMNO Division Chief Hanafi Mamat was also quoted as saying that his division was willing to give way to Ibrahim, should the party leadership decide to field the PERKASA President.

NONEPicked to retain his seat in Pahang is Rompin incumbent and Najib Abdul Razak loyalist Jamaluddin Jarjis (right).

MIC President G Palanivel will also contest in Pahang, in Cameron Highlands, the parliamentary seat held by the party Vice-President SK Devamany.

Others slated to defend their seats in Pahang are caretaker Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai (Bentong) who is slated to contest against Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack and Najib, in Pekan.

Caretaker Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Ismail Sabri Yaacob will defend his Bera  seat.

Ku Li, Mustapa to defend seats

Incumbent Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will defend his seat in Kelantan while caretaker International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed will contest in Jeli and also the state seat of Air Lanas.

Similarly, former Rural Development Minister Annuar Musa will contest in Ketereh, while Deputy Finance Minister Awang Adek Hussin will contest again in Bachok. Newcomer Wan Razman Wan Abd Razak will take on the much revered Kelantan caretaker Menteri Besar Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat in the Chempaka state seat.

In TERENGGANU, caretaker menteri besar Ahmad Said will defend his Kijal state seat, while caretaker Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek will defend the Kemaman parliamentary seat.

Former Terenganu Menteri Besar Idris Jusoh, who is also Mara chairperson, will contest in the Besut parliamentary seat. Yahya Khatib of UMNO will face PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang in Marang.

A list of 18 newcomers was announced by Ahmad today, while nine incumbents have been dropped. Those dropped included former Ajil assemblyperson Rosol Wahid; Ashaari Idris (Langkap), Abdullah Mohd Zain (Besut Parliament); Din Adam (Bukit Besi); Khazan Che Mat (Batu Rakit); Ramlan Ali (Jabi); Ariffin Abdullah (Paka); Zawawi Ismail (Kuala Berang) and Halim Jusoh (Permaisuri).

11 thoughts on “GE-13: Jamaluddin Jarjis, Saifuddin Abdullah in, PERKASA’s Ibrahim Ali out

  1. Berahim Katak is showing his true colours again by contesting as an independent to split the votes of the BN and spite UMNO leaders he has been boot-licking for the past 4 years. As a saying goes a crook will always remain a crook and this two-face backstabber who rode a PAS helicopter to Parliament in PRU 12 is out to betray BN again. History is repeating itself who knows he may even sweet- talk Anwar Ibrahim for a free ride now that PAS Nik Aziz is wary of him!

  2. Shocking that Zul Noordin is selected for Shah Alam. Najib’s 1Malaysia is all talk but will never be in practice. Let’s face it, he just doesn’t have the political will to do anything.

  3. The choice of Zulkifly Nordin to contest under BN is the blunder make by Najib. Now the chinese/Indian have confirm their suspicion that Perkasa is supported by UMNO.

    The refusal by BN Selangor to identify the MB candidate is another mistake.The choice of Ghani Othman to fight Lim in Gelang Patah also is another blunder.B N/UMNO trying to use the race card to fight DAP in Johore but the generation Y voters think that this is stale tactic.

    The decision to retain Musa Aman as CM Sabah is another mistake.His corrupt background make it very difficult for the Sabah voter to vote BN. Anyway the RCI and the Sulu incident really worked against BN.

    The arrogant of Sarawak CM and his refusal to give statement to MACC is another blunder.Sarawak will lose at least 10 parliamentary seats.

    I don’t understand why Najib and Rosmah,as Muslims,need to bring in Indian priest from Goa to Seri Perdana.
    Not good news for UMNO-BN then. Even the Hindu priest from Goa can help, given the above scenario. Thanks, Hamid.–Din Merican

  4. New wayang or sandiwara but same old actors. It will probably end like Dallas “Who shot JR”. Malaysian version of soap opera trying to be the longest running so can enter in the books of records. Laughable effort. Dah tak ada chalon yang bersih, terpaksa kompromis.

  5. aliefalfa,
    Correct! Corrupt! Korek!
    Mukhriz, the fruit of Octo’s loins has been shunted to a state-seat, without the fallback of a Parliamentary seat. Now, i know this fella personally, and he ain’t happy as he was gunning for a Fed post. I would say that the list was FLOM’s, not Jib’s – who has a degenerative spinal disorder. I can’t speak for Octo, as i’m terrified of him.., but he will take FLOM out – with Jibs lying underneath.

    Yes Halim and Din, Selangor is unconquerable, and Jib’s will bite the dust. Imagine.., giving 4 names as M.B. The Confidence is over powering! The Javanese are not pleased.

  6. KuLi will be tasked to reform the Foreign Min.
    Tok Pa will be shunted to EPU or thereabouts.
    EPF will become the Sukuk bank of International renown. PAS flurs need not contribute.
    MITI and WP will probably become personal fiefdom of FLOM. Travelling, bag-carrying and bell-hopping can be addictive, you know.. DAP for all their worldliness, cnnot compete.
    Mindef will be purchasing plastic tanks and state of the art turboprop fighters at escalated costs.
    MinEd will be headed by Saifuddin who’s puzzled by deteriorating standards of our Manglish.
    FELDA and will end up toasting mushrooms and RISDA will concentrate on production of Porn and other unsavory Latex technologies.
    Perkim will take over JHEOA
    How’s that? But the list is too long and far from being exhaustive.

  7. Latest…..

    DAP alleged that A Kohilan Pillay, Deputy Foreign Minister, has his bachelor and master’s degrees from fake universities. Apparently there is no Connaught University in Ireland… but DAP should check in Taman Connaught (Cheras) perhaps Connaught University is located in Taman Connaught… LOL

    Goh Tee Tee, BN candidate for Tangkak seat in Johore, is alleged to be brother of Goh Cheng Poh, the famous gaming and illegal 4D king arrested by Dato Ramli Yusof and released from detention by IGP Musang Hassan…

  8. If BN wins again, we will have in the cabinet: alleged murderer, alleged adulterers, alleged molesters, fake degree holders and of course many corrupted ministers. Good luck, Malaysia! You deserve the government you will be voting for!

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