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Cost of defection for PKR reps: RM10 million

  • Any PKR candidate defecting to a rival party after winning the election will have to pay RM10 million. Photo courtesy: Bernama
  • Gan Pei Nei says she will still campaign for PKR because she wants the BN administration to fall.
  • Tan Kee Kwon: I don't understand why the party didn't choose me but someone who always lost wherever she went.
  • Ahmad Zahid says civil servants can vote for any candidate they want, but they must think properly and vote for a government that really cares for civil servants. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

PETALING JAYA, Apr 25 (MySinchew) -- The following are some of the highlights of the 14th general elections for the day:

PKR CANDIDATES MUST sign a declaration letter before they get the party's appointment letters to stand in the coming general elections.

Any candidate defecting to a rival party after winning the election will have to pay RM10 million, up from the RM5 million required during the 2013 general elections.

GAN PEI NEI, the incumbent Rawang state assemblywoman who has been dropped by PKR in the coming 14th general elections, said she would not contest as an independent candidate in the May 9 elections.

Her statement was read by her assistant in a press conference this morning.

"I will still campaign for the party because I want to bring down BN. I hope you all will come out and vote on May 9. I will not stand in the election as an independent candidate."

DATUK DR TAN Kee Kwong, the incumbent Wanga Maju MP dropped by PKR in GE14, said he was disappointed with the party for dropping a winnable candidate for someone that had always lost.

He told Sin Chew Daily he would not campaign for Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew, who is fielded by PKR to contest Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat.

"I don't understand why the party didn't choose me but someone who always lost wherever she went.

"Is Tan Yee Kew better than me? She has never been active in the KL area. How large could her winning chances be?"

DPM AHMAD ZAHID Hamidi said civil servants could vote for any candidate they liked, but they should think properly and vote for a government that really cares for civil servants.

He reiterated that the Barisan Nasional government would not cut down the number of civil servants in the country after the elections, unlike the opposition which vowed to streamline the civil service workforce now standing at 1.6 million.

 

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