Press Esc to close
Thursday 17 August 2017
News updated at 7:06 PM IST

94-year-old to stand for Malaysian election

Kuala Lumpur, April 4, 2013 (IANS) 19:00 IST
A 94-year-old woman Thursday became the first person to request for a nomination form in Malaysia's Terengganu state to run for parliament for a second time.

The sprightly grandmother of 19, Maimun Yusuf asked for a nomination form at an election commission office and intended to stand as an independent MP for Kuala Terengganu, the capital of conservative Terengganu state.

Maimum had contested as the oldest contender in the 2008 election but lost by gaining only 685 votes.

She said she had spent her life savings of 30,000 ringgit ($9,700) to pay for the deposit in 2008.

She is now relying on her children, nieces, nephews or potential sponsors to fork out the money. "I am doing this for the people," she said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A street memorial is lit during a candlelight vigil for Elvis Presley in front of Graceland...

A street memorial is lit during a candlelight vigil for Elvis Presley in front of Graceland...

Festival goers participate in a color party at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival...

Festival goers participate in a color party at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival...

Manchester City's Phil Foden, right, duels for the ball during the Costa Brava trophy friendly...

Manchester City's Phil Foden, right, duels for the ball during the Costa Brava trophy friendly...

A zoo keeper holding the 2.5-month old Borneo Orangutan baby 'Hujan' in her arms in Krefeld...

A zoo keeper holding the 2.5-month old Borneo Orangutan baby 'Hujan' in her arms in Krefeld...

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel wave the Tricolor and perform Bhangra as they...

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel wave the Tricolor and perform Bhangra as they...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah...

A model walks the ramp during Lakme Fashion Week displaying Ritu Kumar's collection in Mumbai...

A model walks the ramp during Lakme Fashion Week displaying Ritu Kumar's collection in Mumbai...

: Flood-affected villagers commute to safer places using a boat at Morigaon district in Assam...

: Flood-affected villagers commute to safer places using a boat at Morigaon district in Assam...

Monkeys playing with a water pipe near Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Wednesday

Monkeys playing with a water pipe near Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Wednesday

Flamingoes preening in their enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, 16 August 2017.

Flamingoes preening in their enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, 16 August 2017.

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.