Wan Azizah Most Qualified To Be PKR's Candidate For Permatang Pauh - Rafizi

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is most qualified to be PKR's candidate for the Permatang Pauh by-election, said party's Vice President and Secretary General Rafizi Ramli.

He said the plus points for Dr Wan Azizah, who is also the assemblyman for Kajang, included the fact that she had been the MP for the seat before.

"I fully support her candidature," he told reporters at Parliament's.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia yesterday declared that the seat, held by Dr Wan Azizah's husband, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also PKR advisor, vacant following the Pardons Board rejecting a petition for Royal Pardon over his conviction for sodomy.

Anwar, who is also opposition leader, is currently serving a five-year jail sentence for sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.