Warisan might field candidates in Johor polls, says Shafie Apdal

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan might field candidates in the coming Johor state polls, says Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.

The party president said that he will study the matter properly, adding that he has communicated with Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) leader Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to assess the situation on the ground first.

“We must prepare if we decide to contest,” said Shafie when speaking to reporters after a Warisan unity night function here on Saturday (Jan 22).

He also said that the decision to contest in Johor will be made at a point in the future as the Election Commission has yet to set a date for the state polls

Shafie added that Warisan has many supporters in Pasir Gudang and Johor Baru as there are many people from Sabah and Sarawak living there.

He also said that Warisan is also making sure that they ‘build their house’ properly first and are currently moving from state to state to strengthen the party.

“I just wish a general election could be called rather than spending money from one state to another. This is more prudent,” said the Semporna MP.

On whether more political leaders were joining Warisan – including elected representatives – Shafie said that there have been indications that people have been wanting to become members.

“They are keen to join and we welcome them,” said Shafie, adding that he would announce this when the time comes.