Malaysia General Elections, 2013: notable contests

Gelang Patah (Johor): Dato’ Abdul Ghani Othman (UMNO) vs Lim Kit Siang (DAP)
Ghani has been Menteri Besar of Johor since 1995, and is UMNO supreme council member. Lim is a prominent member of the opposition.

Jempol: Tan Sri Isa Samad (UMNO) vs Wan Aishah Wan Ariffin (PAS)
Isa was Federal Territories Minister, UMNO VP, and Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar for 22 years. Aishah was a popular singer in the late 1980s to early 1990s – she made history by being the first ever artiste to stand for parliament.

Segamat: Datuk Dr. Subramaniam (MIC) vs Dato’ Chua Jui Meng (PKR)
Subramaniam is the current Human Resource Minister, and Deputy President of the MIC. Chua was the Malaysia’s Minister of Health from 1990 to 2004, and Johor PKR chief.

Lembah Pantai: Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin (UMNO) vs Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR)
Nong Chik was the Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Well-being.

Putrajaya: Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO) vs Datuk Husam Musa (PAS).
Tengku Adnan is UMNO’s Secretary-General. Husam is PAS’ vice president.

Shah Alam: Khalid Samad (PAS) vs Datuk Zulkifli Noordin

Pasir Mas: Ibrahim Ali (Independent & incumbent) vs Nik Mohd Abduh Nik Mat (PAS) vs Che Johan Che Pa (UMNO)

Keningau: Joseph Pairin Kitingan (PBS & incumbent) vs Jeffrey Kitingan (Star) vs Stephen Sandor (PKR)

Tuaran: Wilfred Bumburing (PKR/APS & incumbent) vs Wilfred Madius Tangau (Upko) vs Erveana Ansari (Independent)

Penampang: Bernard Dompok (Upko & incumbent) vs Darell Leiking (PKR)

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