KANGAR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that whether one is renominated as a candidate for the General Election or otherwise is regular each time a survey is held.In this regard, Ahmad Zahid, who is likewise Umno deputy president, stated that a party leader who was not chosen or re-nominated as a prospect needs to accept the reality and ought to close ranks and make sure that the Barisan Nasional (BN) achieved a big win in the 14th General Election (GE14).
“Although it is normal that those not renominated will be dissatisfied … I advise them to put aside their dissatisfactions,” stated Ahmad Zahid, who is likewise BN deputy chairman, in his speech when releasing the Perlis BN GE machinery at the Dewan 2020, here today.Perlis Mentri
Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Guy and Perlis Umno Liaison Body chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim were among the more than 5,000 individuals at the event.Ahmad Zahid said the BN should win two-thirds of the Parliamentary seats to form a strong federal government and as such, Umno members and leaders must discover from the lesson of GE13 where the BN almost lost in the poll.He stated petty issues ought to be put aside since the election war drums would be sounded at any time. “I personally will not be holding this post permanently
, but as long I am provided the mandate and trust, I will promote them.”said Ahmad Zahid who recommended those who are not selected as election prospects to accept the reality no matter how hard it would be.With regard to Perlis, he said with the strong position of the Perlis BN presently, the State Legal Assembly seats of Sanglang and Indera Kayangan might be recaptured from the opposition besides maintaining the three Parliamentary seats.Ahmad Zahid also announced that Padang Besar would be made as a national logistic hub.”I likewise heard the royal address by the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, who desired the government to resume the Wang Kelian
complimentary lane so that individuals in the state could make money besides creating the state’s economy.” The federal government has no issue with this,” he said to loud applause from the audience.Ahmad Zahid stated the government nevertheless should undertake a feasibility study on Kuala Perlis initially before it might be developed into a port.Earlier, Shahidan in his inviting speech had discussed three things by asking the federal government to consider providing its approval.The Deputy Prime Minister later on checked out the Perlis contingent authorities headquarters and held a closed-door conference.– Bernama