Anwar says will defend Permatang Pauh seat
BUTTERWORTH, Aug 20 — PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today confirmed he will defend his Permatang Pauh constituency at the next general election.
Speaking at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at the Guar Perahu PKR service centre here, he said, “There’s no confirmation of who’s going to contest in which state assembly or parliament seat, except for my confirmed contesting in Permatang Pauh.”
Meanwhile, Penang Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Mansor Othman said Penang PKR is set to present 30 per cent of new faces in its 13th general election candidates list.
He declined, however, to reveal any information on the list or whether he will contest in the Penanti state assembly and Nibong Tebal parliamentary seats, saying the matter was left to the party leadership.
Also present at the function was Penang Yang DiPertua, Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas. — Bernama