Johor polls: Parti Warisan announces first candidate for Bukit Batu seat

KULAI: Parti Warisan has announced the first seat it will be contesting for the upcoming Johor election.

Party president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said it would be fielding a Johorean candidate in the Bukit Batu seat.

However, he refused to elaborate further when asked whether the number of seats they wanted to take on was 10 or 15.

“Those contesting will not be from Sabah or Semporna, we will be fielding locals and new faces in all our seats but it will be announced in the next one or two days.

“The candidates will be from non-governmental organisations and professionals like lawyers.

“We want to provide an alternative for the Johor people and in time, become a strong Opposition in the state,” he said after attending a Chinese New Year dinner function at a restaurant here on Wednesday (Feb 23).

At the event, he also received membership forms from about 1,000 new members that included former Umno, PKR, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia members.

Meanwhile, the former Sabah chief minister added that the people should not be worried about voting for a party that was not their usual choice come March 12.

“Malays will not perish if they do not vote for the keris, Islam will not perish if they do not vote for the moon and Chinese will not perish without the rocket or DAP.

“The people should not be influenced by a party flag or logo, instead evaluate a person by their actions,” he added.

Johor will go to the polls on March 12 and nomination day is on Feb 26.