Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wan Ahmad Farid is the tie-breaker in Kuala Terengganu by-election

It's been an accepted fact that politics is a game of numbers as the numbers don't lie. Traditionally, BN and PAS is the rival political parties fight for every inch of ground especially after the 12th general election.

Interestingly, the game of numbers will be happened again in P36 Kuala Terengganu by-election that certainly attracts wide attention.

Undeniably, BN and PAS had an equal chance with the majority Malay voters in P36Kuala Terengganu; the party that could win over the 8,800 Chinese votes would break the tie and secure the win.

In this game of numbers in Kuala Terengganu, the Barisan Nasional's (BN) candidate Senator Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh could gain political advantage against the rival and would be the tie-breaker.

Kuala Terengganu Umno division Chief Senator Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh is the Barisan Nasional's (BN) candidate to stand in P36 Kuala Terengganu by-election.

Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid, 46, is a former political secretary to the prime minister and deputy home minister. He has been the Kuala Terengganu Umno division head for two terms and Umno deputy president, whom the party leaders believed to be capable of defeating PAS and retaining the parliamentary seat for the BN.

It is a well known fact that the Chinese in Kuala Terengganu like Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid very much.

As a lawyer and politician, he keeps score in a relationship with the Chinese voters and the relationship goes back a long way.

It is reported that Wan Ahamad Farid has attributed his 17-year partnership with a Chinese associate in running a firm that had kept him in touch with the Chinese grassroots in Kuala Terengganu.

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