PAS veep defends decision to contest in Johor

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  • Sunday, 01 Jul 2012

KUALA TERENGGANU: PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub, who announced in May that he was going back to his home state for the general election, said he was unfazed by the fact that Johor was the bastion of Umno and the Barisan Nasional

The Kubang Kerian MP, who has served in Kelantan since 2004, also rubbished talk that he was out of touch with Johor.

He claimed that he had built his career in PAS since 1981 in Pontian and had strong roots in the state as he had also served as Johor PAS Youth chief for 10 years from 1989.

Salahuddin, who is also a former PAS Youth national head and currently a party vice-president, added: “I have attended many programmes there. The state is always in my heart.”

Speaking to The Star yesterday, he said it would not be the first time he was going back to Johor to contest.

Salahuddin said he was fielded in the Benut state seat in the 1999 general election, which he lost.

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