KUALA LUMPUR — April 28, 2018: There was a fair bit of drama in three of the 11 constituencies in the city, with one big name opposition candidate disqualified and two other nominees almost suffering the same fate due to other factors.
PKR vice-president Tian Chua, the incumbent member of parliament for Batu, was disqualified due to a RM2,000 fine imposed on him by a court in Shah Alam last month but argued that despite being similarly fined in 2010 he was alowed to contest.
The matter has been referred to his lawyers and an appeal is expected.
The nomination papers from four others were however accepted.
In Wangsa Maju, PKR treasurer-general Datin Paduka Dr. Tan Yee Kew nearly missed the chance to contest when she left her MyKad at home.
A man wearing a PKR uniform then arrived at the nomination centre just before 10am to contest as an independent had Tan’s nomination been rejected. He withdrew when Tan’s nomination was eventually accepted.
It was no different in Bandar Tun Razak when the Barisan Nasional’s Adnan Seman was nearly rejected as he forgot to bring his candidacy letter. Fortunately this was later sent to the nomination centre.
In Lembah Pantai, BN supporters appeared upbeat with the return of former MP Datuk Seri Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, reports Nadhirah Sofea.
About 500 of them accompanied Raja Nong Chik, the Umno Lembah Pantai division chief, to the nomination centre.
One Muhammad Anuar Ahmad Hassan said he travelled all the way from Ipoh to give his support.
“I lived in Lembah Pantai before and today I am glad Raja Nong Chik is contesting again. He had done so much good for the people here. I hope he will win this time,” he said.
A supporter from Kerinchi, Siti Rahmah Ali, also hopes Raja Nong Chik will win this time.
“Raja Nong Chik is a friendly leader. He helps people no matter what race. Even though he had lost in the previous general election, he has never stopped helping the people here.”
Raja Nong Chik wiill face PKR’s Fahmi Fadzil and Fauzi Abu Bakar of PAS.He lost to PKR’s Nuruk Izzah Anwar by 1,870 votes in 2013.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/04/28/ge14-nomination-day-winners-losers-and-close-calls/#AJdOVS1WYjpmKhiw.99