Public acceptance key for candidate selection, says Kedah BN chairman

SITI ZUBAIDAH ZAKARAYA
SITI ZUBAIDAH ZAKARAYA
04 Jul 2023 09:29pm
Kedah BN chairman Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (centre) when attending the Ceremony to Remember the Anniversary of Iboy People Suffering at the Bailey Bridge in Kampung Iboi, today.
Kedah BN chairman Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (centre) when attending the Ceremony to Remember the Anniversary of Iboy People Suffering at the Bailey Bridge in Kampung Iboi, today.
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BALING - Candidates without a party post or position are allowed to contest in the state election as long as they are accepted by the public, Kedah BN chairman Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said.

He said he would not interfere if the chosen individuals had potential to win.

“If a person is acceptable by public, whether he holds a post in the party or not so long as the public accepts him,” he said when asked to comment on the candidate selection process for Kedah BN for the upcoming polls.

He said after attending Iboy People Suffering anniversaty at the Bailey Bridge in Kampung Iboy, here.

Also present were Kedah Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Datuk Mahfuz Omar and former Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.

Mahdzir said those not from the area could also be chosen as candidates if they are accepted by the local community and possess the ability to serve effectively in that area.

“If the public or party members do not even recognise him or her that would spell trouble,” he said.

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Mahdzir said division of state seats between BN and PH in Kedah had been completed and the official announcement would be made soon.

Previously, PH chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had said the seat allocation process between PH and BN in the six states, including Kedah, had been finalised.

The remaining five states set to hold elections are Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and Kelantan.

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