KOTA KINABALU: Umno’s decision to field younger candidates for the Melaka state election is seen as a selling point for Barisan Nasional against their opponents.
Sabah Umno chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (pic) said one of the candidates selected - Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman - is no stranger to politics, as he was previously Umno’s youth treasurer.
“Besides, he also knows how to approach the grassroots and understands how politics work,” Bung said after accompanying Abdul Razak to the nomination centre in Melaka on Monday (Nov 8).
A total of 28 state seats will be contested on Nov 20, with early voting on Nov 16.
“We are confident Barisan will have a great chance to win the coming state election,” Bung said, adding that 21% of their choice this election were young people.
He said the past works and achievements by Barisan leaders - including bringing economic and political stability - are also testimonies of what the coalition can bring to the people.
He said their opponents, especially those from Pakatan Harapan, failed to deliver their promises as seen during their brief governance of the nation following GE14.
Bung said the candidates from Barisan are not only young, but are from various professional backgrounds such as doctors.
On other matters, he reminded the election machinery from Sabah to continue helping Barisan candidates and to always uphold the image of the party while keeping high adherence to SOP amid the Covid-19 pandemic.