Muar's PAS candidate banks on 'father factor' to win voters' hearts

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

MUAR, Nov 5 — Muar's PAS candidate for the 15th general election (GE15) is banking on his fatherly appeal to win the hearts of voters here.

Abdullah Husin who is contesting under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) ticket, said that his experience as a former religious school headmaster and being well versed in management matters and guidance will be the base of his appeal.

“For me, it's just normal, because the rakyat will evaluate from various angles. Maybe for the young, the advantage can be their youth. For the seniors, the advantage seen will be from their fatherly instinct meanwhile.

“So each person has got their advantages. The youths have theirs, this father too has his,” Abdullah who is the former Puteri Wangsa state assemblyman said when met outside the nomination centre here.

The Johor PAS Commissioner said that he will be championing issues of integrity, honesty and good governance, job opportunities as well as infrastructure development matters.

Muar is set for a three-way battle between the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda), Barisan Nasional (BN) and PN.

Muar's incumbent from Muda, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman will contend against Abdullah and Mohd Helmy Abd Latif from Umno.

In GE14, Syed Saddiq had been the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Youth chief and contested the Muar seat for Pakatan Harapan (PH)

The young politician won with a majority of 6,953 votes to defeat Umno’s three-time incumbent MP, Datuk Seri Razali Ibrahim, and PAS candidate Abdul Aziz Talib.