Ex-Umno duo, others seek to contest in state polls under Pakatan banner

The four former Melaka assemblymen who pulled their support for the chief minister are reportedly seeking to contest under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) banner in next month’s state polls. 

(The Vibe) – The MalaysiaGazette reported that the four met opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and other PH leaders at a hotel in Melaka yesterday evening to discuss the matter.

It added that former Umno duo Datuk Seri Idris Haron and Datuk Nor Azman Hassan, as well as independent Datuk Norhizam Hassan Baktee and ex-Bersatu man Datuk Noor Effandi Ahmad, were determined to join PH and contest in the election on November 20.

Idris was quoted as saying that despite being “newcomers” to the PH fold, the four men did not intend to sit on the sidelines in the polls.

“We understand that this party (PH coalition) already has people. We don’t want to discuss this (in the open), but will leave our fate to Melaka PH in the upcoming state election.”

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