KUALA LUMPUR – The air in Kuala Kangsar, Perak and Sungai Besar, Selangor was of anticipation last night, where thousands of constitutents and party members gathered at the party’s respective command centres to meet their PAS candidates.
They did not not have to wait long as Dr Abdul Rani Osman was announced the candidate for Sungai Besar by the PAS president, Dato Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Also present were PAS vice-president and Selangor commissioner Iskandar Samad, Youth chief Nik Abduh Nik Aziz, Parti Ikatan Rakyat president Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir and Sabak assemblyman Sallehen Mukhyi.
Before getting involved in politics, Dr Abdul Rani ran a clinic in Meru near Klang.
The PAS candidate for Kuala Kangsar, Dr Najihatussalehah Ahmad too, is a medical doctor.
She had previously served at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, among many other places before opening her own clinic in Parit, Perak.
Dr Najihatussalehah's candidacy was announced by PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man in Bukit Chandan in Kuala Kangsar.
Barisan Nasional meanwhile has picked Sungai Panjang assemblyman Budiman Mohd Zohdi as its candidate for Sg Besar, as was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi late last night.
He is scheduled to announce the name of the BN candidate for the Kuala Kangsar election later today while a splinter party is expected to announce its candidates on June 2.
According to the latest Election Commission (EC) statistics, Sungai Besar is a constituency with 67.18 percent Malay voters, 31 percent (Chinese), 1.91 percent (Indian) and 0.23 percent (other races).
The Kuala Kangsar parliamentary constituency meanwhile, has 32,949 registered voters comprising ordinary voters (32,632), early voters (312) and postal voters (five).