IPOH: There is no other candidate besides Mohd. Zaidi Aziz, 43, who is most qualified to lead Slim, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said on Saturday (Aug.16).
He said, Zaidi is from Slim and understands the “ins and outs” besides the needs and demands of the local constituents.
“Mohd, Zaidi had been working closely with the late Datuk Khusairi Abdul Taib and his experiences will help raise the voice of the people of Slim if he is chosen to be the State Assemblyman.
“On that principle, I come here personally to meet and instil the confidence to the people that there is no other candididate to lead Slim other than Mohd. Zaidi,” said Hishammuddin who is also Member of Parliament for Sembrong in his campaign supporting Mohd Zaidi a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate at Felda Trolak Selatan here on Saturday.
Mohd. Zaidi, the BN’s Acting Tanjung Malim UMNO Division Chairman will be challenged by two other independent candidates namely Amir Khusyairi Mohd. Tanusi, 38, a lawyer and supports former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and academician Dr. S Santharasekaran 45.
The by-election on August 29 for the seat of Slim in the Perak State Legislative Assembly is to be held following the death of Datuk Khusairi Abdul Taib on July 15 due to heart attack.
Hishammuddin who is also the Foreign Minister said, looking at the latest political scenario, the highest leadership in BN had chosen Mohd. Zaidi to be the candidate in Slim by-election and it is the right decision.
“I believe there is no easy task in any state by-election and it goes the same in Slim as it will be a three cornered fight.
“The same as in Chini, the by-election in Slim will be the benchmark to BN and Muafakat Nasional (MN) and the cooperation with other new party members. “This will also be the best platform to analyse the acceptance of the people on the existing government.
“My hope is for the BN machinery to take opportunity in this campaign to be close and instil confidence to the voters to choose Mohd. Zaidi from the BN,” Hishammuddin reiterated. –Malaysia World News.