Tuesday, April 28, 2009

DR MANSOR OTHMAN IS PKR CANDIDATE FOR PENANTI STATE BY-ELECTION

A former Professor from Universiti Sains Malaysia and former Political Secretary when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the Deputy Prime Minister in the Barisan Nasional federal government, Dr Mansor Othman aged 58 years has been picked to be the candidate for PKR at the Penanti State by-election scheduled next month.

This was announced by PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to a crowd of more than 1,000 people who packed into Yayasan Aman, Penanti tonight.

Among Pakatan Rakyat leaders present were: Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, PKR national president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, state PKR chief and Bayan Baru parliamentarian MP Zahrain Mohd Hashim, state DAP chairperson and state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow and former Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin.

Since the seat fell vacant after its incumbent representative Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin resigned on April 16, speculations were rife that Dr Mansor was PKR supremo Datuk Seri Anwar’s pick for the contest.

The by-election was called by the Election Commission when Fairus resigned as the elected State representative.
news n picture courtesy of Malaysiakini