It is just like another Hindustan movie – the crook leader first send to prison, then he served his term (normally not according to the sentence given, and always get out early!), then he will take revenge and he will served worst than before he was send to jail.
but one thing, in Hindustan movie, the truth will only prevail after a very long and dramatic scenes. Let us see how if ISA SAMAD can win with a bigger majority or smaller. Either ISA win or not is not the matter, but rakyat can now confirm that UMNO and BN is seriously dying (nazak). Someone who had been convicted and being punnished by the internal disciplinary body is permitted to contest under the ruling’s party flag and the his welcoming speech is made by Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin.
I thought UMNO knew their mistake in 8th March Election and the series of by-elections (8 of them), but I’m wrong. They dont care about what are the perception of the rakyat, what they want is Winning, so desperate of Winning.
… I am not surprised if there is any last minute replacement… as long as BN have chance of winning.
Shahrul Peshawar, Kedah
Isa Samad is BN candidate in Bagan Pinang
PORT DICKSON: Former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Tan Sri Isa Abdul Samad, 59, is the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Bagan Pinang state by-election.
The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced at the BN operations centre here today.
The by-election is scheduled for October 11 with nominations on Saturday.
The seat was won by BN with a majority of 2,333 in the last general election but it fell vacant after the death of Azman Mohammad Noor. PAS is expected to announce its candidate tonight.
Meanwhile, Muhyiddin said the selection of Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Bagan Pinang state by-election was made because this was the wish of the local populace.
He said the decision was made after the top leadership had carried out a detailed survey at the grassroots level among the Malays, Chinese and Indians in the state constituency.
They had expressed their support for Mohd Isa because they had known the people-friendly leader for a long time and knew his contributions to the people of Port Dickson and Negeri Sembilan, he said.
“That’s why in my speech earlier, I did not make my own decision because of his popularity and also the wishes of the constituents. And they (the residents) said Isa! Isa! Isa!
They mentioned it thrice, only then did I announce it because that is the choice of the voters here,” he told reporters at the Bagan Pinang Aidilfitri gathering after announcing Mohd Isa as the BN candidate for the by-election.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the decision was in favour of the voters because it was a by-election and the scenario was not the same as that of a general election.
Mohd Isa, 59, had once served as the Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar for 22 years from April 1982 until March 2004. – Bernama