PKR to decide soon on Mat Hasan’s competitor in Rantau

On Nov 16, Election Court judge Datuk Azimah Omar allowed an election petition filed by Dr Streram, who claimed that the EC had failed to inform him when collecting the nomination form and making the deposit payment that he needed a name tag or pass to enter the nomination centre on nomination day. Source (pic, caption): NST Online

PKR’s political bureau will hold a meeting soon to decide on its candidate for the Rantau state by-election.

On Feb 18, the Federal Court dismissed former three-term assemblyman’s Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan’s appeal against the Election Court’s decision in declaring the 14th general election results for the Rantau state seat as null and void.


PUTRAJAYA: PKR’s political bureau will hold a meeting soon to decide on its candidate for the Rantau state by-election.

PKR Advisory Council chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the bureau will also explore whether its 14th general election (GE14) candidate Dr S. Streram should be nominated again as Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) candidate in the poll.

“We have not decided on a candidate for the Rantau by-election. The political bureau will convene for a meeting and we will discuss it.


“Dr Streram was our candidate in the last election, and it’s true that he was (unfairly treated) as he was not allowed into the nomination centre and filed law suit.

“We will (consider) how to go (forward on who) to field for the by-election,” she added.

Dr Wan Azizah was speaking to reporters after the 2018 Women, Family and Community Development Ministry Excellence Awards function at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here, today.

It was previously reported that PH in Rembau – which is part of the Rantau state constituency – had urged the pact’s leaders to reconsider fielding Dr Streram as a candidate.

They claimed that the anaesthesiologist is not suitable for the Negri Sembilan state constituency, as he is not a local.

Instead, Rembau PH expressed support for PKR Rembau branch committee member, Saparin Musa, to be nominated as candidate.

On Feb 18, the Federal Court dismissed former three-term assemblyman’s Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan’s appeal against the Election Court’s decision in declaring the 14th general election results for the Rantau state seat as null and void.

On Nov 16, Election Court judge Datuk Azimah Omar allowed an election petition filed by Dr Streram, who was denied entry to submit his nomination form as he was not in possession of his election tag, to seek a declaration that Mohamad’s unopposed election was not valid.

He had named Mohamad as the first respondent; Rembau parliamentary constituency returning officer Amino Agus Suyub as the second respondent; and the EC as the third respondent.

In his petition filed on May 23, 2018, he claimed that the EC had failed to inform him when collecting the nomination form and making the deposit payment that he needed a name tag or pass to enter the nomination centre on nomination day.

Mohamad, who is expected to be the Barisan Nasional candidate, has held the state seat for three terms since 2004.

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