|Harakahdaily,||22 April 2013|
Leading the rebelion are Wanita UMNO deputy chief Kamilia Ibrahim (right) - who has since quit her post - contesting as independent in the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat, and former Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry minister Shariff Omar, who is vying for Tasek Gelugor parliamentary seat and Sungai Dua state seat.
From the Sepang UMNO division, its Youth chief Suhaimi Mohd Ghazali and liaison committee member Hanifiah Mohamed are standing in Sepang to give a four-cornered fight which includes BN's Mohd Zain Mohamed and PAS's Hanipa Maidin.
Raya Permai UMNO information chief Mokhtar Salahudin and Bandar Tun Razak UMNO secretary Sukeri Abdul Samad are independents in the race for Bandar Tun Razak parliament seat, against BN's Tan Kok Eng.
The rest of UMNO members and leaders standing as independent candidates nationwide are:
1. Rusli Baba, Bukit Persekutuan UMNO member - Lembah Pantai parliament seat.
2. Edros Abdullah – Subang UMNO member – Kota Damansara state seat
3. Mustaf Talib – Sungai Buaya Selatan UMNO member – Batang Kali state seat
4. Fadzil Hanafi - Former Tanjung Seri state assemblyman - Alor Mengkudu state seat
5. Sobri Ahmad - Sungai Limau UMNO committee member – Sungai Limau state seat
6. Md Ghazali Salamun - Bakri UMNO committee member– Bukit Naning state seat
7. Mohd Azaman Johari - Felda Adela UMNO deputy chief – Pengerang parliament seat
8. Mohd Zan Abu - Ledang UMNO committee member – Gambir state seat
9. Yunos Mustakim, Parit Baru UMNO chairman – Gambir state seat
10. Mohd Yusof Majid, former Setiu MP – Permaisuri state seat
11. Zulkiflee Salleh, Pekan Kertih UMNO treasurer – Kemasek state seat
12. Mohd Nuhairi Muhammad, Bukit Perah UMNO member – Ajil state seat
13. Ja’afar Jambor, Kampung Kumbang Panjang UMNO member – Alur Limbat state seat
14. Md Ali Mustafa, Kampung Ibol UMNO member – Seri Menanti state seat
15. Jusbian Kenneth@Kini, Kikangsa Kayul UMNO member – Kuala Penyu state seat
16. Mohd Arshad Abdul, Sungai Sibugah UMNO Youth member – Sungai Sibugah state seat
PAS and PKR meanwhile overlapped in Panti, Sungai Acheh, Kota Damansara, Bukit Besi, Kota Putera, Seberang Takir and Labuan.
PAS president Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang (left) claimed that in some of these seats, PAS had to field its candidates "to save Pakatan Rakyat" from being represented by candidates who were likely to defect later.
“We are still with Pakatan Rakyat. We are not contesting against our allies. We are trying to save Pakatan Rakyat and prevent another 'Perak' from happening," Hadi said Terengganu last night, amid criticisms from supporters of PR that the clashes undermined PR's claims of unity.