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GE14: A List Of Candidates Whose Nominations Were Rejected And Why

Most of them are from Pakatan Harapan.

Cover image via NSTP/HAZREEN MOHAMAD

1. PKR vice-president Tian Chua was disqualified from contesting the Batu parliamentary seat

Tian Chua was disqualified due to an RM2,000 fine imposed on him last month, despite the fact that the fine is below the threshold for disqualification from elected office.

Interestingly, though, Tian Chua was allowed to contest in the 2013 general election when he faced a similar fine of RM2,000 in 2010, reported Malaysiakini.

While he would file a legal challenge against the decision which he described as underhanded tactics to defeat PH, with him being disqualified, PH has lost Batu.

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2. Bersatu's Yaakob Osman was disqualified from contesting the Penaga state seat in Kepala Batas

Yaakob Osman was disqualified on the grounds of being bankrupt. However, the Bersatu candidate denied being bankrupt, according to The Star Online.

"The election commission has said that there is data that I am bankrupt. We did a check last week and yesterday as well.

"There were no issues and I have not been summoned by anyone or declared bankrupt. The election commission has decided, nothing can be done," he said.

3. Bersatu's Pizi Jihat's nomination papers were rejected from contesting the seat of Bukit Pasir

Pizi, too, was disqualified on the grounds of being bankrupt.

Surprisingly, though, the Bersatu candidate had already settled his bankruptcy prior to being nominated and had brought together the proof of same with him.

While a search on the Insolvency Department's website had shown that he is not bankrupt, the returning officer said the latest check showed he was bankrupt.

Bersatu president Muhyiddin said they will consult with their lawyers on the next step.

4. Mohamad Badri Abdul Rahman from PAS was disqualified from contesting the Subang Jaya seat

The PAS candidate was disqualified on grounds of being bankrupt.

With Mohamad Badri being out, the Subang Jaya seat would see a three-cornered fight between BN's Chong Ah Wat, PKR's Michelle Ng and Toh Sin Wah, Independent.

5. PKR's Dr Streram Sinnasamy failed to file his nomination papers after he was denied entry into the nomination centre

According to a report in NST Online, Streram, along with his proposer and seconder, were denied entry as each of them lacked a pass from the Election Commission (EC).

Reportedly, Streram and his supporters arrived at the nomination centre at about 8am and they protested against the police when the authorities prevented them from entering the centre, which caused the situation to be "a little tensed".

With Streram, the sole challenger from Pakatan Harapan, failing to file his nomination papers, BN candidate Mohamad Hasan has won the Rantau state seat uncontested.

6. PKR's Mohd Azihan Che Seman was disqualified from contesting the seat of Tawang

The reason for Azihan's disqualification was that his identity card address was not in Kelantan, which is a prerequisite to contest in the state seat there.

7. PKR's Mohd Hafidz Rizal Amran was disqualified from contesting the seat of Kuala Balah

According to reports, it was on the grounds of him being bankrupt.

8. Pakatan Harapan's Sivamalar Ganapathy, who was to contest the Bukit Melawati seat, was replaced

"Candidates contesting for a state seat must have an address within the same state but Sivamalar had a Pahang address on her MyKad," Malaysiakini reported.

In light of which, PKR then brought in its Srikandi leader Juwariyah Zulkifli as a backup, whose candidacy was accepted.

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