PAS begins to gather proposed candidate lists

(Bernama) — PAS has received the proposed lists of candidates for the next general election from almost 60 per cent of the states, the party’s information chief, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, said today.

He advised the states which have yet to submit the proposed list of electoral candidates to do so.

However, the party has yet to make the final decision on the choice of candidates, he added.

“We will only make the final decision close to the dissolution of parliament,” he told Bernama.

Tuan Ibrahim said each of the states would usually send the names of two or three potential candidates for each parliamentary and each state seat.

Commenting of the stated desire of Kelantan PAS to reduce the number of candidates from elsewhere contesting in the state, he said it was only a proposal.

“If there are potential candidates who are good, their names can be sent to the PAS headquarters. We have no problem accepting them,” he said.

Asked whether it is true that former Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Mohd Ali would be dropped as a candidate for the next general election, Tuan Ibrahim, who is also Pahang PAS commissioner, said it was only the personal opinion of certain people and not true.

“We are only receiving the lists of proposed candidates. How can Hasan be dropped? It is not true. The choice of candidates is not final yet,” he said.