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Amanah sticks to its guns on Lenggeng seat

It says it will do its best to keep the seat, also said to be wanted by Barisan Nasional.

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The Amanah headquarters in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.
The Amanah headquarters in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.

Negeri Sembilan Amanah wants to contest the Lenggeng state legislative assembly seat at next month’s state election.

Its chairman, MK Ibrahim Abd Rahman, said it should contest the Lenggeng seat that the party won at the 14th general election (GE14) to ensure balance and fairness in the representation of the people in the state.

In fact, he said, the party’s national leadership committee meeting on July 13 had also announced the candidates for the seats that Amanah would contest, including Lenggeng.

"As long as the Presidential Council has not decided, we will do our best to keep the seat. I am in contact with the Amanah president (Mohamad Sabu) daily, and the top leadership is in line with our suggestion (defending the Lenggeng seat)," he told a press conference in Seremban yesterday.

He voiced hope that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council would consider the matter together with the decision made by the state Amanah.

Recently, Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan was reported to have said that Barisan Nasional (BN) would contest 17 state assembly seats including the Lenggeng seat held by Amanah, although MK Ibrahim had announced earlier that the party would contest the Lenggeng, Paroi and Klawang state seats.

At GE14, PH won 20 seats through DAP (11), PKR (six) and Amanah (three), while BN won 16 seats, through Umno (15) and MIC (one) from the total of 36 in the state legislative assembly.

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