Selangor Journal
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is seen waving to the public after performing Friday prayers at the Bandar Utama Batang Kali Mosque in Batang Kali, Hulu Selangor, on April 12, 2024. — Picture by BERNAMA

Anwar: No discussions yet on Harapan candidate for Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election

HULU SELANGOR, April 12 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he has not held any discussions on the Pakatan Harapan (Harapan) candidate for the Kuala Kubu Baharu state by-election in Selangor.

“I haven’t discussed with anybody about it (by-election),” the Harapan chairman told reporters briefly when attending the Hari Raya Aidilfitri feast and Friday prayers at Masjid Bandar Utama Batang Kali here today.

The Election Commission has fixed May 11 as polling day for the by-election, with nominations on April 27 and early voting on May 7.

The seat fell vacant following the death of its three-term assemblyman Lee Kee Hiong of DAP, on March 21.

Lee, 58, died after battling cancer for several years.

Meanwhile, Anwar joined nearly 500 congregants for Friday prayers at the Bandar Utama Batang Kali Mosque today.

On arrival at 12.24pm he was welcomed by former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib, state executive councillor for housing and culture Borhan Aman Shah and mosque officials.

Before Friday prayers, Anwar joined the congregation in listening to a sermon on welcoming the month of Syawal.

Ealier, the prime minister had lunch with the local community and took time to mingle with mosque officials and congregants during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri feast held in the mosque compounds

Also present was Selangor Police chief, Datuk Hussien Omar Khan.

The presence of guests from different backgrounds in their colourful attire, added  a special touch to the event, making it even more joyful and festive.

— Bernama

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