Friday, March 20, 2009

PKR fields new face Manikumar for Bukit Selambau by-election

Entrepreneur S. Manikumar, 35, an ordinary PKR member from Sungai Petani, has been picked as the party’s candidate for the Bukit Selambau by-election.

S. Manikumar

PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim made the announcement, however, the announcement was greeted by howls of protest from some PKR supporters. These supporters - numbering about 20 - were from the Merbok division, which had previously backed its division committee member, K Masilamani.

It was reported that they are unhappy with Manikumar’s nomination as he is an unknown and was not a local born but was born in Alor Star. Before the announcement, Masilamani, a Sungai Petani municipal councillor, was among three front runners to be the party’s candidate.

The other two were Sungai Petani PKR division member Dr R Krishnamoorthy and the division’s committee member S. Sritharan.

Manikumar Subramaniam, a 35-year-old multi-lingual entrepreneur, has a tourism management degree and an MBA from Universiti Utara Malaysia, joined PKR two years ago and is a first time election candidate. He is married to a secondary school teacher and they have a six-year-old daughter.

The native of Alor Setar, who speaks Spanish and is fluent with local dialects, had previously worked as a marketing consultant for companies in Thailand and Tanzania.

1 comment:

OTAI (Otak Tenang Akal Inovatif) said...


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