Salleh Marican and his wife, accompanied by members of his campaign team, arrived at the Elections Department at around 3.30pm on Wednesday (Aug 23). He is the first presidential hopeful that has submitted his application forms to contest in the upcoming reserved elections for Malays. When questioned, he explained that it will not make a difference if he had submitted the application forms today or a month ago.
According to TODAY, the other 2 presidential hopefuls will be submitting their application forms soon in the next few day. It is understood that Farid Khan, the 62-year-old chairman of marine service provider Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific, will submit his papers on Thursday morning. On the other hand, Halimah Yacob, the former Speaker of Parliament, said that she will submit her forms in “due course”.