KOTA KINABALU – Parti Warisan (Warisan) today confirmed that the party is contesting 53 parliamentary seats nationwide in the 15th General Election (GE15).
Its president, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said they comprised 27 seats in the peninsula, 25 seats in Sabah and one in Labuan.
“When we want to contest, we have to make sure we can win, not simply to fulfill what the people’s wishes…we need winnable candidates, those who are capable, knowledgeable, we want candidates with soul…defend our rights, especially MA63 (MA63 Agreement), don’t just make promises,” he told a press conference after announcing the party candidates for GE15 here today.
He said Warisan was still looking to field its candidates at a few more parliamentary seats in the peninsula if there was positive feedback from the electorates and the party had the candidates.
Meanwhile, at the event, Mohd Shafie, who is Senallang Assemblyman and the incumbent Semporna Member of Parliament, announced that he would defend the parliamentary seat, which he has held for six terms since 1995, five of which were on Barisan Nasional’s (BN) ticket, while in 2018 (GE14), he won the seat on Warisan’s ticket.
He said Warisan deputy president Datuk Darell Leiking, who is also Moyog Assemblyman, would defend the Penampang parliamentary seat, and party’s Information Chief Datuk Azis Jamman is defending the Sepanggar seat.
Others who are announced to defend their respective parliamentary seats are Warisan Wirawati chief Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (Kota Belud) and two of the party Supreme Council (AMT) members Datuk Rozman Isli (Labuan) and Ma’mun Sulaiman (Kalabakan).
He said that among the new faces are Warisan Wira chief Mohd Ismail Ayob (Kinabatangan), Wirawati deputy chief Jo-Anna Sue Henly Rampas (Tuaran) and Ranau Warisan division head Markos Siton (Ranau).
In addition to Mohd Shafie and Darrel, the nominated assemblyman consists of Bongawan assemblyman Dr Daud Yusof (Kimanis), and Sekong assemblyman Alias Sani (Batu Sapi), while former Lahad Datu assemblyman Datuk Mohammad Yusof Apdal is also Mohd Shafie’s younger brother running for the Lahad Datu parliamentary seat.
Others fielded are Bongawan Assemblyman Dr Daud Yusof, for Kimanis and Sekong Assemblyman Alias Sani (Batu Sapi), while former Lahad Datu Assemblyman Datuk Mohammad Yusof Apdal is fielded as the candidate for the Lahad Datu parliamentary seat.
(NOTE: Following redelineation of Sabah electoral boundaries in 2019, the name of the Silam parliamentarery constituency was changed to Lahad Datu, while state constituency of Lahad Datu to Silam).
Mohd Shafie said for the Bugaya state by-election, Warisan is fielding Syariah lawyer Jamil Hamzah as its candidate.
At the same event, he also announced three candidates for seats in the Peninsula, namely real estate developer Leong Cheok Lung for the Kampar parliamentary seat, civil engineer Rahim Awang (Kapar parliamentary seat) and lawyer Leong Cheok Keng for the Malim Nawar state seat in Perak.
Following is the list of Warisan candidates for GE15:
P167 Kudat – Rashid Harun
P168 Kota Marudu – Datuk Jilid Kuminding
P169 Kota Belud – Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis
P170 Tuaran – Jo-Anna Sue Henly Rampas
P171 Sepanggar – Datuk Azis Jamman
P172 Kota Kinabalu – Amanda Yeo
P173 Putatan – Ahmad Mohd Said
P174 Penampang – Datuk Darell Leiking
P175 Papar – Ahmad Hassan
P176 Kimanis – Dr Daud Yusof
P177 Beaufort – Masri Adul
P178 Sipitang – Datuk Adnan Puteh
P179 Ranau – Markos Siton
P180 Keningau – Rasinin Koutis
P181 Tenom – Ukim Buandi
P182 Pensiangan – Siti Noorhasmahwatty Osman
P183 Beluran – Rowiena Rasid
P184 Libaran – Sh Bokrata SH Hassan
P185 Batu Sapi – Alias Sani
P186 Sandakan – Alex Thien
P187 Kinabatangan – Mohd Ismail Ayob
P188 Lahad Datu – Datuk Mohammad Yusof Apdal
P189 Semporna – Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal
P190 Tawau – Chen Ket Chuin
P191 Kalabakan – Ma’mun Sulaiman
BUGAYA STATE BY-ELECTION
N066 – Jamil Hamzah
P166 Labuan – Datuk Rozman Isli
P070 Kampar – Leong Cheok Lung
N041 Malim Nawar – Leong Cheok Keng
P109 Kapar – Rahim Awang