Apr 11, 2007

BN Prepared To Face Keadilan In Ijok Polls, Says Selangor MB

For Machap, it is BN vs DAP. While it is PKR vs BN for Ijok.

SHAH ALAM, April 11 (Bernama) -- The Barisan Nasional is prepared to face any Parti Keadilan Rakyat candidate, including its treasurer Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, in the Ijok state by-election this month, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo said Wednesday.

"You can write that we are prepared to face Tan Sri Khalid," he told reporters here when asked on the possibility that Khalid, who was former chief executive officer of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad, would be contesting the seat.

The Election Commission (EC), Wednesday announced that nomination would be on April 19 while polling would be on April 28.

The seat fell vacant following the death of BN assemblyman Datuk K. Sivalingam in India on April 4.

In the last general election, Sivalingam defeated Abdol Raman Moharam from Keadilan with a majority of 1,649-votes.

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