TAKING over the candidacy from five-term Telok Ayer Tawar assemblyman Datuk Jahara Hamid is a responsibility Datuk Zamri Che Ros is willing to take on.
Zamri, 49, who is Barisan Nasional’s candidate contesting in the state seat this time, said although he was a new candidate he had spent years behind the scenes in Tasek Gelugor.
Zamri is involved in the transportation business.
“Contesting the Telok Ayer Tawar seat is not so difficult for me.
“Although I am a new candidate, I have been here for the past 10 years as the Tasek Gelugor Barisan Nasional secretary as well as the special officer to Datuk Shabudin Yahaya, the incumbent Tasek Gelugor MP.
“This experience should help me as I know the voters here.
“I feel it should be easy for me to retain the seat for Barisan,” he said at a programme with the Indian community at a community hall at the Taman Tun Dr Awang flats in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth.
When asked about how the voters would feel about him as the seat had been held by a woman for many years, Zamri said it would not make a difference and maybe it was time for change.
Meanwhile, Shabudin who was also present shared that he would concentrate on education and agro-tourism if re-elected.
“Throughout my service this term we have concentrated on education.
“There are a few colleges here and we want to have more colleges to make sure Tasek Gelugor is a hub that produces skilled students.
“I feel agro-tourism is also a new means of income for those living in Tasek Gelugor.
“It is a beautiful place that has a lot of potential to attract tourist,” he said.
In January this year, Jahara who was the first female Opposition Leader in Penang, confirmed that she would not be defending her Telok Ayer Tawar state seat in GE14 to make way for young blood to contest.
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