PPBM ready for multi-cornered fight in Kedah

LANGKAWI: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), who will stand on the PKR logo in the coming general election is ready for the multi-cornered fight which would likely ensue in most of the 36 state seats in Kedah.

PPBM deputy president and its Kedah chairperson Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said that the machinery has been geared to expect multi-cornered fight in the majority of the 14 state and five parliament seats it plans to contest in Kedah.

Mukhriz said that there are indications that there is a possible collusion between PAS and Barisan Nasional in Kedah over the choice of seats that the duo would be contesting in the "Rice Bowl" state of the country.

"But we are ready. We feel the Malay votes would not be going to PAS. I think they may not be a factor in Kedah. But we will work our best as we are the underdogs," Mukhriz said after the party unveiled its candidates for the coming general election here.

He would be contesting the Jitra state seat while defending his parliament seat in Jerlun while a possible mentri besar material Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah would be slotted in Anak Bukit state and Kubang Pasu parliament.

Earlier, his father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed in his maiden ceramah here where his candidacy for Langkawi was announced, urged voters to support those they know will deliver instead of unfamiliar names.

He told them to be wary of those who would betray their trust.

The Bersatu candidates are Ayer Hitam (Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohamad), Bukit Kayu Hitam (Halimahton Saadiah Saad), Jitra (Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir), Anak Bukit (Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah), Bukit Lada (Mohd Aizad Roslan), Kuala Nerang (SAyed Fadzil Syed Embun), Sungai Tiang (Abdul Razak Khamis), Jeneri (Mohd Nazari Abu Hassan), Bayu (Abdul Rahim Kechik), Guar Chempedak (Mohd Saffuan Sabari), Tanjung Dawai (Mej (R) Annuar Abd Hamid), Bandar Bahru (Datuk Azimi Daim), Kuah (Mohd Firdaus Ahmad) and Ayer Hangat (Datuk Juhari Bulat).

The parliament candidates are Jerlun (Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Kubang Pasu (Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah), Pendang (Wan Saiful Wan Jan), Baling (Mohd Taufik Yaacob) and Jerai (Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi).