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Sabah Pas announces names of 11 candidates


pasTAWAU, April 14- PAS appears to be reluctant to wait for the Pakatan alliance led by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to announce the opposition’s line up for Sabah in the 13th general election (GE13).

The party announced today that it would be contesting two parliamentary and nine state seats.

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the party’s state deputy commissioner Hamzah Abdullah and Kalabakan PAS Youth chief Usman Madeaming would stand in the Batu Sapi and Kalabakan parliamentary constituencies respectively.

He disclosed this after a closed door meeting with the party’s potential candidates for Sabah at its liaison office here. In the last election, PAS did not field any parliamentary candidate and only two state candidates, in Sukau and Merotai, where it was defeated.

Abdul Hadi said line up for state seats comprised seven men, Awang Laiman Ikin@ Abang (Tempasuk), Hamid Ismail (Tanjung Aru), Ahdah Sulaiman (Sukau), Kasman Karate (Kunak), Hasai Tudai (Bugaya), Ahmad Dullah (Merotai), Daud Jalaluddin (Sebatik) and two women, Dausieh Queck (Pitas) and Fatmawati Mohd Yusuf (Tanjung Batu).

Anwar in a press conference in Kota Kinabalu yesterday had said the opposition line up would be decided by the Pakatan Rakyat state leadership.

The state Pakatan Rakyat comprises PKR, DAP, PAS and two non-governmental organisations, Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS) led by Datuk Wilfred Bumburing and Pakatan Perubahan Sabah (PPS) led by Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin.

Meanwhile, Lajim in a press conference here today, said PPS would be given at least four parliamentary seats and 14 state seats.

“Our candidates will be contesting on the PKR ticket. However, two of them, in Bugaya and Sukau, will use the PAS symbol,” he said, hinting that he might be standing in the Beaufort parliamentary and Klias state constituencies.

Lajim said Anwar would reveal Pakatan’s full line up for Sabah at the latest by Tuesday.