‘Victory will be best gift for Anwar’

Meet and greet: Mohamad Sofee (in white) talking to Taman Selasih residents. — Bernama

KULIM: Former Padang Serai MP M. Karupaiya had an excellent track record in the constituency and Mohamad Sofee Razak hopes to continue this legacy.

The Kedah Pakatan Harapan secretary said he would take up where his predecessor left off if he were to win the seat.

Karupaiya, 69, died following a heart attack and health complications on Nov 16.

Following his death, polling for the Padang Serai constituency has been postponed to Dec 7 and early voting on Dec 3.

Meanwhile, the 47-year-old lawyer said winning the Padang Serai parliamentary seat would be the best gift for Pakatan chairman and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

To ensure victory, he said the coalition’s election machinery must work harder to woo voters and should not take things lightly.

“The response from the community had been encouraging and we hope voters in Padang Serai will continue to give us their support,’” he told reporters while campaigning at a market here yesterday, Bernama reported.

Karupaiya won the parliamentary seat in the GE14 with a majority of 8,813 votes, defeating Muhamad Sobri Osman (PAS) and Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong (Barisan Nasional).

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