Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Isa is the right candidate for Bagan Pinang

Umno fields its former vice-president Tan Sri Isa Samad as the candidate in the forthcoming Bagan Pinang by-election in Negeri Sembilan.

BN election director Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin described Isa, who was the Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar for 22 years until 2004, as a grassroots leader who has worked hard for the party.

Muhyiddin said, this by-election is about the people, people first, whoever the people want, we will grant the people their wish,” he added.

Ironically, it is claimed that the former Mentri Besar being able to unite the people in Port Dickson as the constituents, including the non-Malays, accepted him.

It is believed that he will win many more votes than former BN’s Azman Mohammad Noor.

Isa’s selection today is seen to be his second attempt in making a comeback after failing to defend the Umno vice-president post during the party election last April.

Isa, who is the former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar, was suspended from Umno in 2004 for six years after the disciplinary committee found him guilty of money politics during the party polls. However, his suspension was reduced to three years following an appeal.

The Bagan Pinang by-election was made necessary following the death of BN’s Azman Mohammad Noor on Sept 4. In March last year, Azman defeated Ramli Ismail of PAS, by some 2,000 votes.

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