KUALA LUMPUR — Jan. 10, 2019: Barisan Nasional (BN) is fielding Ramli Mohd Nor, a retired local Orang Asli police officer, for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election on January 26.
This was announced today by BN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan who said the coalition was confident Ramli would receive the support of voters.
In selecting Ramli BN took the approach of fielding a candidate who had the trust of voters and not just that of the party.
“He is a BN candidate and not a candidate from any component party. We are confident he can secure the support of voters. We are also thankful to the MIC for having ‘loaned’ the seat to BN,” said Mohamad.
BN now comprises Umno, MCA and MIC.
Pakatan Harapan had announced earlier that DAP Pahang chairman M. Manogaran will contest the seat, as he did in the 14th general elections in May last year. MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas has also expressed the desire to contest.
Manogaran won 9,710 votes in GE14 but lost by 597 votes to Datuk C. Sivarraajh of BN.
An election court, in response to a petition from Manogaran, annulled Sivarraajh’s victory after establishing there was vote-buying.
Nomination is this Saturday and early voting on Jan. 22. — Bernama