Umno Leader thinks better field Umno candidate in Hulu Selangor
Published: Thursday April 1, 2010 MYT 8:32:00 PM
Rais: BN can win Hulu Selangor if Umno candidate fielded
By ZUHRIN AZAM AHMAD
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional can wrest the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat from the Opposition if its candidate for the by-election is from Umno.
Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said this was a hard-to-swallow a fact.
“If it (the seat) is given to Umno, Insyallah (God willing), we can (win).
“Give it to other, we all know (the outcome) and we are talking about a reality,” he said at a meeting with some 90 ministry speakers at Angkasapuri here Thursday.
The meeting was to update the speakers on current issues, especially those that would be used by the Opposition in the by-election.
The Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of PKR MP Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad on March 25.
The seat was an MIC stronghold until its deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel lost by a slim 198-vote majority in the 2008 general election.
The Election Commission meets Friday to decide on the nomination and polling dates for the by-election.Umn