Bandar Utama's Jamaliah Jamaluddin Steps Out of Her Grandmother's Shadows

MALAYSIA BAHARU

Bandar Utama's Jamaliah Jamaluddin Steps Out of Her Grandmother's Shadows

Young DAP assemblyman Jamaliah Jamaluddin marked her arrival to the political sphere by winning the Bandar Utama seat with a big majority.

Jamaliah Jamaluddin has always been known as the granddaughter of Shamsiah Fakeh, the veteran leader of Communist Party of Malaya. When it was announced that Jamaliah was to stand as DAP candidate in the 14th General Elections, there were questions over her communist ancestry and if she was an ‘appropriate’ candidate. We need restore institutions and freedom of speech - for both the rakyat and local media But Jamaliah’s 34,769 vote majority win in the Bandar Utama seat suggests that voters did not think...

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