Malaysia's opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has endorsed an independent candidate contesting in a Kuala Lumpur parliamentary seat, after a court yesterday rejected a suit by its incumbent Member of Parliament to stand in the electoral race.
PKR vice-president Tian Chua was last week disqualified from defending his Batu seat, one of the 11 parliamentary constituencies in Kuala Lumpur, by a returning officer who said a RM2,000 (S$680) fine imposed on the politician in March for insulting a police officer made him ineligible to contest.
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