2254: Nizar thanks the crowd for their prayers and the Pakatan leadership, especially the Pas leadership for entrusting him to stand in the by-election, as he concludes his speech.
2246: Nizar will be the Pakatan candidate for Bukit Gantang.
2238: Hadi is addressing the crowd now and will announce the candidate shortly.
2229: Azmin Ali is speaking to the crowd now.
2219: Among the speakers are Hadi and other Pas and PKR leaders. Still no announcement.
2142: There is speculation among the crowd that Nizar could be the candidate. An announcement is expected soon.
2135: About 5,000 people are now in Simpang awaiting the announcement of the Pakatan candidate for Bukit Gantang, according to my media source at the scene.