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by sira habibu AND tan sin chow
Dr Ahmad Sohaimi (centre) cutting his 52th birthday cake in his house at Kampung Titi Batu, Guar Chempedak, Yan, Kedah. With him are his wife Siti Bunga Ismail, 44, (second right), his eldest son Mohamed Ashraf, 26, (back row-left) and other family members.
YAN: PAS has came under fire for making false allegations that Barisan Nasional will pay money to voters in a desperate bid to win in Sungai Limau.
Former Jerai Wanita chief Khalijah Arshad said it was unbecoming of a party that claims to uphold Islamic principles to make such baseless allegations.
“Even party workers who go down to the ground to campaign get only RM30 each.
“I have been campaigning for the party for more than three decades now and I can vouch for the fact that voters were never paid to earn their support,” said Khalijah in response to PAS vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar’s allegations that Barisan had in the past paid between RM200 and RM300 to each voter when it became desperate.
Without producing any evidence to support his claim, Mahfuz called on the Election Commission and the police to investigate the claim during a press conference here yesterday.
In another development PAS candidate Ustaz Mohd Azam Samat is contesting the same seat his grandfather contested and lost 54 years ago in the first general election.
He is taking on Barisan Nasional candidate Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim, 52, for the state seat in the Nov 4, by-election.
Mohd Azam, 37, hoped to win the seat his grandfather Ustaz Abdul Hamid Ibrahim lost as a PAS candidate in 1959.
“And now I am holding the same post in the party, and contesting the same seat,” he said.
Sungai Limau state seat was then known as the Sala seat.
The name was changed in 2004 after the delineation exercise.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Tan Sri Azizan Abdul Razak.
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