PUTRAJAYA: The list of Barisan Nasional candidates for the impending general election will be announced a week before nomination day.
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor said those who were selected would know for certain whether they would be contesting between seven and 10 days before the date.
He said although the BN candidate list had been confirmed, the coalition was in the midst of finalising background checks to ensure that they were complete.
Tengku Adnan said the selection of candidates was in its final stages where BN was vetting through the candidates with the police, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and financial institutions.
"We will check with the financial institutions to ensure that our candidates are not saddled with high amounts of debt," he said at the 1Malaysia Patriotic Cycling event here.