Published: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 10:51:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 10:53:35 PM
GE13: Mohd Ali ready to give up Malacca CM post to contest in parliamentary seat
MALACCA: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said Friday that he is ready to contest in a parliamentary seat in the 13th general election.
Confirming speculation that he would let go of the chief minister's post which he has held since 1999, Mohd Ali said he had already expressed his intention to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He told this to reporters after presenting the RM100 school assistance to students at SK Dato Palembang here.
Mohd Ali replaced Datuk Seri Abu Zahar Isnin as Malacca Chief Minister on Dec 2, 1999. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Transport Minister and Deputy Health Minister.
On seat distribution in the state for the coming general election, he said the list of candidates had been agreed to by all the component parties in the Barisan Nasional - Bernama