Saifuddin: BN candidate diligently serving Slim voters
TANJUNG MALIM, Aug 19 — ‘Very diligent in performing voluntary service’, said the Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah of the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Slim State Assembly by-election, Mohd Zaidi Aziz.
According to Saifuddin, he was not new to the BN candidate, instead they had been associated for the past 30 years when they were both in the Malaysian Youth Council (MBM).
“I knew him in the 90s when he was still studying and was in the National Association of Malaysian Muslim Students. At that time, he was also a Member of the MBM Supreme Council and I was the President of MBM,” he told reporters at a friendly meeting with the media at the Slim state constituency by-election Media Centre here, today which was also attended by Mohd Zaidi.
According to Saifuddin, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Indera Mahkota, Mohd Zaidi was a youth activist who was very diligent in voluntary service.
“For that, I really hope the voters in the Slim state seat can give their support by voting for him during the polling day on August 29,” he said.
Apart from being active with MBM, Mohd Zaidi, 43, is also currently the ASEAN Youth Co-operation Committee (CAYC) secretary general, a post he held since 2014.
The Slim by-election on August 29 would see a three-corner contest between Mohd Zaidi and two Independent candidates, namely, Amir Khusyairi Mohamad Tanusi and S. Santharasekaran.
Meanwhile, commenting on the rumours that some MPs from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) had allegedly left the party to join Bersatu, Saifuddin said if it was true, it proved the confidence of politicians in the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
While welcoming other leaders, including from Amanah, to join Bersatu, Saifuddin said the country’s political environment needed stability.
“I do not know how far it is true that several leaders or Members of Parliament or other parties from Pakatan Harapan want to join Bersatu,” he added.