But President Dominic Lau said that the party would contest a maximum of 10 seats at the state polls

Johor Bahru – Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) reportedly aims to contest at least five seats in the upcoming Johor state election, said its Johor chief Teo Kok Chee.

According to The Star, Gerakan has submitted a list of seats it was keen on contesting to the Perikatan Nasional (PN) central leadership.

“We hope to contest the Perling, Bukit Batu, Puteri Wangsa, Pekan Nenas and Johor Jaya seats. We feel we might have a higher chance of winning in these seats.

“The party’s list has also been submitted to its central leadership to decide. PN will also submit its candidates to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and police for screening.

“So far, all shortlisted Gerakan candidates have clean records, but we will wait for the authorities report,” the English daily quoted as saying.

So far, Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) has announced its secretary-general Amira Aisya Abd Aziz will contest Puteri Wangsa.

PKR has announced that Tebrau PKR secretary Chiong Sen Sern will contest Bukit Batu.

Johor Jaya, Perling and Pekan Nenas are all currently held by DAP.

On Friday (11 Feb), Gerakan President Dominic Lau had said that the party would contest a maximum of 10 seats at the state polls.

“In GE14, we contested two state seats and one parliamentary seat. In this election, we would be getting more seats. Seat allocation has been finalised and the exact number will be announced by PN Chairman Muhyiddin Yassin soon.

“For now, we can only reveal that there will be more seats compared to GE14 but fewer than 10 seats,” he said

The nomination day for the Johor state polls falls on February 26. Polling day will take place on March 12.

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