PAKATAN LEADERS. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim center flanked by to the left Nizar (PAS), Lim Kit Siang (DAP) and to the right, Dr Wan Azizah (PKR), Husam Musa (PAS). (Photo: Anwar Ibrahim)

PAKATAN LEADERS. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim center flanked by to the left Nizar (PAS), Lim Kit Siang (DAP) and to the right, Dr Wan Azizah (PKR), Husam Musa (PAS). (Photo: Anwar Ibrahim)

The opposition PAS-DAP-PKR coalition in Negeri Sembilan has decided that a PAS candidate will contest in the by-election for the Bagan Pinang state seat.

The decision was announced by Negeri Sembilan PAS commissioner Zulkefly Mohamad Omar at a press conference at the Negeri Sembilan PAS Liaison office, here on Wednesday.

Also present at the press conference were Negeri Sembilan PKR chairman Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Abbas, who is also Telok Kemang Member of Parliament, and Negeri Sembilan DAP chairman Loke Siew Fook, who is also the Rasah Member of Parliament and Lobak State Assemblyman.

The Bagan Pinang state seat fell vacant following the death of the incumbent Assemblyman, Azman Mohammad Noor, on Friday due to blood infection.

In the last general election, Azman, 54, who stood on the Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket, polled 6,430 votes to beat the PAS candidate, Ramli Ismail who garnered 4,097 votes.

Zulkefly said the decision to field a PAS candidate was based on the understanding reached between the opposition pact.

“PAS is prepared to contest and will work together with the PKR and DAP to ensure victory for its candidate in the by-election. As such, the opposition coalition has formed a committee at the state level to mobilise the party machinery to face the by-election.

-Bernama