KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (KEADILAN) candidates for the election are mostly young, professionals and educated.
Disclosing this at a press conference KEADILAN deputy president Azmin Ali, said that the names of the candidates that have been identified at the divisional level have been submitted to the state and central leadership.
“However, even though KEADILAN is highlighting young candidates, it is important to balance the selection process as the support from the grassroots must be taken into account,” he said.
Azmin was heading an 8-member delegation from the central leadership for the KEADILAN Sabah general election meeting which was attended by election machinery representatives from 16 divisions.
During the meeting, Azmin briefed on the distribution of seats among Pakatan Rakyat (PR) members namely KEADILAN, PAS and DAP which is in its final stage.
“Most of the parliamentary seats have been sorted out and the PR leadership will identify the candidates in the near future so that they will be able to focus on the next general election.
“The discussion among PR component parties will also include SAPP (Sabah Progressive Party) as mutual partner.
"I am optimistic that we will be able to finalise the process amicably and for KEADILAN to take the lead in the next general election,” he added.
Azmin also said that KEADILAN will be appointing two more central supreme council members from Sabah which will be announced by KEADILAN President Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in early November.
Present at the press conference were Sabah KEADILAN chief Ahmad Thamrin Jaini, Penang Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Mansor Othman, KEADILAN Women’s chief Zuraida Kamaruddin, Petaling Jaya Selatan member of parliament Hee Loy Sian, KEADILAN Deputy Secretary-General Darell Leiking and KEADILAN Supreme Council member Roland Chia.
22 Oktober 2011.