NURUL Izzah Anwar plans to defend her Lembah Pantai federal seat and face head on both PAS and Umno in GE14, although past elections results show a three corner fight will benefit the ruling coalition.
The two-term Lembah Pantai MP said she is the incumbent and it is only logical that she defends her seat, which she narrowly won with a majority of 1,847 votes in 2013.
But the PKR vice-president has left the possibility of standing elsewhere at the instruction of her party.
“I will contest the seat, as I am the incumbent of Lembah Pantai.
“However, I will still follow the decision of the party leadership,” Nurul Izzah told the Malaysian Insight at the Save Malaysia Talk at the Gasing Indah multipurpose hall this evening.
Earlier, PAS announced it would contest 100 parliamentary seats in the next general election.
PAS Federal Territories Commisioner Mohamad Noor Mahamad said the division was eyeing the Lembah Pantai, Titiwangsa, Putrajaya, Labuan, Bandar Tun Razak, Wangsa Maju, Setiawangsa, Batu, and Segambut seats in the federal territories.
The Batu seat is held by PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chong and the Wangsa Maju seat by Dr Tan Kee Kwong, also of PKR.
PAS lost its only seat in the federal territories, Titiwangsa, in the last general election.