KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 – PKR vice-president Tian Chua has been disqualified by Election Commission (EC) from standing for the Batu parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).
Returning officer Anwar Mohd Zain made the decision based on a March 2 Shah Alam High Court ruling which fined Tian Chua RM2,000 for insulting the modesty of a police officer. It will be a four-cornered fight as the PKR vice-president will not get to defend the seat, which he has held for two terms since 2008.
The accepted candidates are Datuk Dr Dominic Lau from BN-Gerakan, Al Azhar Yahya from PAS and two other independent candidates, P. Prabakaran and Datuk Panjamorthy Muthusamy. Prabakaran is a 22-year old law student while Panjamorthy was a former MIC member. — PN