Mat Sabu still doesn’t know if he will be fielded


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 07 Dec 2008

KUALA TERENGGANU: PAS vice-president Mohamad Sabu still does not know if he will be fielded in the Kuala Terengganu by-election.

However, he expressed hope that he would be picked based on his track record.

Terangganu PAS commissioner Datuk Mustafa Ali said he has till Dec 21 to propose the names to the national leadership.

“We have asked all division and branch leaders to come up with a list of names of candidates who have a good chance of winning the seat. We will then screen the names before submitting the list to the national leaders,” he said.

The seat fell vacant when Umno’s Datuk Razali Ismail, who was the Deputy Education Minister, died while playing badminton on Nov 28.

In the March 8 general election, Razali beat Mohamad Sabu by 628 votes.

Mustafa said PAS was optimistic of wresting the seat from Umno based on voters’ sentiment.

He said the people here have voiced their grouses against the ruling government over several issues and this would work to PAS’s advantage.

He added that PAS had set up a legal team to monitor any abuse of power by rival parties.

Mustafa also revealed that PAS Deputy President Nasharuddin Mat Isa has been appointed director of the party’s national by-election committee while Datuk Wan Abdul Muttalib Embong has been appointed as director for the state-level committee.

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