Wednesday, April 14, 2010
HULU SELANGOR - V S CHANDRAN & JOHAN MOHD DIAH OFFER AS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES
A businessman, Johan Mohd Diah, 31, today offered himself as an independent candidate in the by-election for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat on April 25.
He is the second candidate who had offered to stand as an independent after former Hulu Selangor MIC division deputy head V S Chandran announced his candidacy.
"I am a Felda settler and a voter here. I have taken the form to contest as an independent candidate at the request of the public to champion the cause of 1,000 Felda settlers at the Felda Sungai Tenggi and Gugusan Felda Hulu Selangor, which has 6,000 voters.
"There are many people of caliber here... why should we elect a candidate from outside like the PKR candidate from Kelantan," said the settler from the Sungai Tenggi Felda scheme and representing about 20,000 young voters in Hulu Selangor.
Former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Zaid Ibrahim had been selected as the PKR candidate while Barisan Nasional is expected to announce its candidate tomorrow.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to announce the BN candidate at 4pm tomorrow.
Nomination day is on Saturday.