GE14: Idris Haron, Mas Ermieyati to defend respective seats

MALACCA: Malacca Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Idris Haron will defend the Sungai Udang state seat in the 14th general election (GE14).

When announcing the Malacca BN candidates at an event in Ayer Keroh here today, Idris, who is also Malacca Chief Minister, also announced that Puteri Umno chief Datuk Mas Emieyati Samsuddin would defend the Masjid Tanah parliamentary seat.

Former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam was renominated to contest in the Hang Tuah Jaya (previously known as Bukit Katil prior to redelineation of electoral boundaries) parliamentary seat where he lost the seat with a majority of 5,447 votes in the previous general election.

Meanwhile, Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah switched from Tangga Batu parliamentary seat to Paya Rumput state seat, and Malacca Umno youth chief Datuk Zali Mat Yasin will be fielded in his place.

Idris also announced that Malacca MCA chairman Lim Ban Hong would defend the Klebang state seat, while Malacca MIC secretary Datuk P. Panirchelvam would be fielded at the Gadek state seat to replace former Malacca MIC chairman Datuk M.S Mahadevan whose name was dropped from the state list for GE14.