MUDA here to stay – Saddiq

Muda’s President Syed Saddiq (centre) at a press conference Saturday. On his right is party secretary-general Amira Aisya Abd Aziz who won the party’s single seat – Puteri Wangsa – with a majority of 8,300 votes.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 – The Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda), which won one seat out of the seven seats it contested for in the just concluded Johor state election, is here to stay, said its President Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

The single ticket to the Johor state assembly was won by its secretary-general Amira Aisya Abd Aziz in Puteri Wangsa with a majority of 8,300 votes.

It was the first election venture for the party, and although it did not win the six other seats it contested for, the win by Amira came with the campaigning by the young party with its motto of bringing people from all racial and religious backgrounds together.

Speaking at a post election press conference, Saddiq thanked the Johor voters for giving the party a chance and said the party would continue to play the role of a strong opposition while building up its strength.

He also noted that the party did not lose the deposit in any of the seats and that the candidates had drawn impressive number of votes despite their losing.

Barisan Nasional won the Johor state election on Saturday, taking 40 seats from a total of 56 seats up for grabs to form to the state’s new government.

Pakatan Harapan won 11 seats, PN 3 and PKR 1.