Shah Alam, Jan 25 — Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin stated that he might not defend his state seat of Gambir in the upcoming Johor state polls.
The Bersatu chief, who is also the Perikatan Nasional chairman, said he wanted to focus on his parliamentary constituency as well as tend to party affairs at the national level.
“I want to give opportunities to other leaders in Johor and it is up to them whom to choose. We will decide later.”
Muhyiddin was speaking to reporters before chairing Bersatu’s Supreme Council meeting in Shah Alam earlier tonight.
Muhyiddin, a former Johor Menteri Besar who led the state for about a decade, has been the MP of Pagoh since 1978.
He also contested the Gambir state seat in the last general election, beating candidates from Barisan Nasional and PAS.
The BN-led government held 28 seats while Pakatan Harapan had 27 seats prior to the dissolution of the Johor state legislative assembly on Saturday.
The Kempas seat was left vacant following the death of assemblyman, Osman Sapian, last month.
The Election Commission will meet on Feb 9 to fix the date for the snap polls.