GE15: Uncertain if Wan Azizah will contest in polls, says Anwar

GE15: Uncertain if Wan Azizah will contest in polls, says Anwar

SHAH ALAM: It hasn’t been decided if former PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will defend her Pandan parliamentary seat, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Pakatan Harapan chairman said the coalition has yet to make a decision which seats she will be contesting in the 15th General Election (GE15).

“There are requests from the women’s division (on her candidacy) and we will consider, but we have yet to decide.

“I’m also not sure if (she) will be contesting or not, and where,” he said.

Anwar also said Pakatan will focus on 30% women’s representation in GE15, adding that their women’s wing is one of the coalition’s pillars of strength.

“This is our stance in the (Pakatan) presidential council, that in our candidate selection, we need to ensure there is 30% representation.

“There are also polemics asking why not 40% or 50%, but for us, if we achieve 30%, it’s a convincing start,” he told the media after launching the Pakatan Women’s GE15 machinery.

He added that the 30% representation was one of the requests from the Pakatan Women’s wing that cannot be neglected, as they are a key pillar in the coalition.

The launch of the Pakatan’s Women machinery saw more than 1,500 representatives from all states in Malaysia attending the event.

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