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The Candidates of KeADILan (Malaysiakini)

Posted on: February 23, 2008

Confirmed: Nurul Izzah to face Shahrizat
Syed Jaymal Zahiid | Feb 22, 08 4:24pm
Nurul Izzah, the eldest daughter of PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, will be making her election debut this year.

nurul izzah interview 220307 firmShe will take on Barisan Nasional’s (BN) three-term incumbent Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (right) for the Lembah Pantai seat.

The contest between the two women will add some spice to the battleground in Kuala Lumpur.

shahrizat abdul jalilShahrizat, who is Women, Family and Community Development minister and Wanita Umno deputy chief, has previously beaten former lord president Salleh Abas, who ran under the Semangat 46 banner in 1995.

Four years later, she was victorious again against PKR candidate Zainur Zakaria, a high-profile lawyer.

News that Anwar’s 27-year-old daughter has triggered speculation she will step aside later to make way for her father.

lembah pantai parliamentary seat election results 110208“The people wanted her to contest and even though her father from the beginning did not want her to contest, the people insisted,” Keadilan deputy president Syed Husin Ali told a press conference.

He sidestepped questions over whether Nurul Izzah would stand down to enable her father to contest the seat in a by-election.

“Not necessarily. If 20 other people offered their seats, we will see which is the best one,” said Syed Husin. “There will be a by-election.”

Nurul Izzah is one of Anwar’s six children with his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is PKR’s only lawmaker in parliament, after the party which had previously held five seats suffered a setback in 2004 polls.

Nurul Izzah, who holds a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, has been working as Anwar’s political coordinator and is married with a baby.

Syed Husin also released the names of the party’s candidates for Peninsular Malaysia for the March 8 polls.

He said the Sabah and Sarawak seat negotiations between opposition parties is ongoing and therefore the full list cannot be released.

He also did not release the names of all candidates but only those vying for parliamentary seats.

Candidates for state seats will be announced by the party’s respective state leadership tomorrow.

‘Lingam lensman’

Apart from Nurul Izzah, PKR will also be fielding another political newcomer for the Kelana Jaya parliamentary seat. This is none other than Loh Gwo Burne – the man behind the lens of the controversial VK Lingam video.

Another individual linked to the Lingam scandal will also be fielded by PKR in this elections.

Lawyer Wee Choo Keong – who represents Lingam’s estranged brother Thirunama Karasu – will be contesting in the Wangsa Maju parliamentary constituency.

In the BN stronghold of Pekan in Pahang, PKR Youth vice-chief Khairil Annuar Ahmad Zainuddin will be taking on Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Vying for 66 seats

syed husin aliAccording to Syed Husin, PKR has yet to decide who to field in two parliamentary seats – Tanah Merah in Kelantan and Tasek Gelugor in Penang.

The party deputy president said the line-up boasts more than 50 percent new faces. “They come from the professional background and we are confident of winning.”

“In this elections, we are contesting for more seats compared to the previous elections (in 2004). This time we are contesting in 66 parliamentary seats as compared to 48 in 2004,” he added.

Including state seats, PKR will be contesting more than 100 seats – its strongest effort so far as it strives to deprive the ruling BN of its two-thirds majority.

“We are still on track to field more than 100 seats. As of today, we have reached our target of having a one-to-one fight with BN,” said the party’s vice-president Azmin Ali.

“Keadilan is leading the opposition in terms of the candidates being fielded,” he said.

Below is the list of PKR’s top leaders and where they will be contesting:

Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – PKR president (Permatang Pauh)

Khalid Ibrahim – PKR secretary-general (Bandar Tun Razak)

Azmin Ali – PKR vice-president (Gombak)

William Leong – PKR treasurer (Selayang)

R Sivarasa – PKR vice-president (Subang)

Tian Chua – PKR information chief (Batu)

Zuraida Kamaruddin – Women’s chief (Ampang)

Shamsul Iskandar – Youth chief (Dungun)

Dr Lee Boon Chye – PKR vice-president (Gopeng)

Wee Choo Keong – MDP sec-gen under PKR flag (Wangsa Maju)

Dr D Jeyakumar – PSM candidate under PKR flag (Sungai Siput)

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Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

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