Parti Islam Se Malaysia (PAS) and United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) are both preparing to forgo the Port Dickson parliamentary by election. Both parties are in discussion and they may not field a candidate.
PAS vice president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said that he believes that the party should not contest in the Port Dickson parliamentary by election. This is because the by election is to fulfill Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s selfish needs.
UMNO deputy president Mohamad Hasan also advised his party to not contest for the Port Dickson parliamentary by election. He said if UMNO participates in the by election, it would mean that the by election would be legitimized. Therefore, UMNO should not participate in a by election that violates the aims and moral objections of someone that wants a political position.
Mohamad Hasan added that this is not the first to happen in this country. He warned Malaysia that if this issue is not dealt with immediately, it will happen again in the future. This will deviate the party’s main focus which is instituting internal reforms.
Mohamad Hasan also said that UMNO needs to understand the by election issue thoroughly. This will widely help the party to devise short term strategies and long term strategies for the future of the party.
Barisan National (BN) chairperson Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that he has consulted coalition partners, Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Malaysia Indian Congress (MIC) regarding the Port Dickson by election. He said that they are all inclined to not contest for the Port Dickson by election.
He added that the by election is filled with personal agendas. The seat is empty not because of natural cause or accident and this is against the principle of democracy in this country. Therefore, UMNO decides not to contest for the Port Dickson by election.
By: EL Cheng
Sep 24, 2018 @ 17:45