Halimey is PKR's candidate for Seri Setia

Rizanizam Abdul Hamid

PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has nominated Halimey Abu Bakar, 46 as the party's candidate for the Seri Setia by-election.

The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, here, tonight.

Also present was Selangor Menteri Besar, Amirudin Shari.

Halimey, who is a former Petaling Jaya City Council member (MBPJ), had been with the party since 1998 and has played an active role in Selangor.

The Seri Setia by-election is being held following the death of its incumbent, Prof. Dr. Shaharuddin Badaruddin, who died at the Putrajaya Hospital on Aug 2 from colon cancer.

In the 14th General Election, Dr Shaharuddin won the Seri Setia state seat with a 19,372 vote majority, defeating Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, Yusoff M Haniff; PAS’, Mohd Ghazali Daud and Independent candidate, S Vigneswaran.

The Election Commission (EC) has set the Balakong and Seri Setia by-election to be held simultaneously on September 8, with the nomination day set for Saturday.

PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang yesterday announced Dr Halimah Ali as the party's candidate for the Seri Setia state seat.

The Seri Setia state seat became PKR's stronghold since 2008 when Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad won the seat in the 12th General Election by defeating BN’s, Datin Paduka Seripah Noli Syed Hussin.

Nik Nazmi, who is now Setiawangsa Member of Parliament after winning the seat in the GE-14, retained the Seri Setia state seat in the 13th general election after beating BN candidate Datuk Seri Abdul Halim Samad. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd