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Wan Farid (KT BN candidate) fires back at Mahathir - malaysiakini

Malaysian Insider's report:

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 6 - Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh, who risks losing his deputy minister post should he be defeated in the Kuala Terengganu by-election, has brushed aside Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed’s comment that he was a bad choice.

Dr Mahathir’s son, Jerun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, was seen at the nomination today in a show of support for Wan Farid.

Meanwhile, Pas’s Abdul Wahid Endut dismissed the suggestion that it would be problem if he has to represent two seats.

Abdul Wahid, a five-term Terengganu assemblyman, added that he has been taking good care of his state constituency.

But the surprise candidate is independent Azharuddin Mamat, who says he is contesting the by-election in order to help the poor.

He also added he has never been a member of any political party and is using his own money to stand in the by-election.

What the candidates said ...

“I don’t want to comment on that,” Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh told reporters when asked to comment on Dr Mahathir’s latest attack against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi. “But I am happy that the Jerlun MP has hit the campaign trail to be with me in this by-election.”

“This is Hadi’s decision, so I have to abide by the party’s decision,” Abdul Wahid Endut of Pas told reporters when asked if it was unusual for a state representative to run for a Federal post.

“All the money I get as an MP will be invested to help the poor,” said independent candidate Azharuddin Mamat.

Malaysiakini's report when out.


aziz said...

Wahai BN, kenapa petugas2 pengiraan kertas undi pilihanraya Mac lalu dikawasan Puchong/Serdang, Selangor tidak dibayar elaun sehingga kini seperti yang dijanjikan oleh SPR? Kemana perginya wang tersebut?