Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Ex-lecturer is #BN man for #PRKSgLimau by-election

Former Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) lecturer Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim will be the Barisan Nasional candidate in the Sungai Limau by-election.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced this at the Barisan election centre in Kampung Sungai Lintang here yesterday.

Muhyiddin said Dr Ahmad Sohaimi, 52, from Titi Batu in Guar Chempedak, near here, fulfilled the party’s criteria based on his educational background and personality.

The by-election follows the death of Tan Sri Azizan Abdul Razak on Sept 26.

“Our candidate can ensure changes in the area by voicing the needs of Sungai Limau folk,” said Muhyiddin, when announcing the candidacy of Dr Ahmad Sohaimi, who is also a Jerai Umno division committee member.

Muhyiddin said the Sungai Limau by-election is a test for Umno and Barisan after the 13th general election.

“Barisan won back Kedah from PAS and the Federal Government is giving full support for it to become one of the developed states in the country.

“It will be unfair for Sungai Limau folk if they are left behind in the development,” he added.

Muhyiddin said he was happy with the Umno machinery in the Jerai division, which stood united despite the change in the division leadership at the just-concluded party polls.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and Jerai MP Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom became the new division chief after defeating incumbent Datuk Mohd Suhaimi Abdullah.

Muhyiddin said both men had shown good cooperation to strengthen the party machinery.

In his speech, Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir took to task groups that twisted the Barisan’s pledges as “threats”.

“We never make threats. When Barisan make a promise, we deliver,” he said.

Dr Ahmad Sohaimi said he was confident of facing the electorate despite Sungai Limau being a PAS stronghold.

He said he would focus on human capital development and education in his campaign, with the help of Jamil Khir.


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