Shahidan confident of winning Arau, says Perikatan will form state govt

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

ARAU, Nov 5 — Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim is confident he will win his Parliamentary seat in Arau and his fellow Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidates will be able to do the same.

He said he was confident that PN can form the government after November 19.

Shahidan when met at the Arau nomination centre in Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajudin told reporters that the people of Perlis would want a party and candidate that is honest and not selfish.

He said Pakatan Harapan (PH) has never had a presence in Perlis while Umno he said is full of leaders who are ungrateful and self-centered.

“In Arau, we can win all the state and Parliament seats. We will win convincingly in Perlis as I feel we can win the three seats In Kangar.

“We won't be a party that insults people and holds grudges. I will be the protagonist of a new era of politics and we have the best to offer the people.

“PH doesn't have a following here, never has while Umno and its leader are ungrateful. Perlis people will be with me God willing leading to a big win not just in Arau but nationwide for PN,” he said.

His opponent from Umno Datuk Rozabil Abdul Rahman said as far as disciplinary action against Shahidan for not adhering to Umno's wishes and defecting to PN he will not interfere and will leave it to the party's disciplinary board.

“I still have a relationship with Shahidan and have respect for him as the ex-leader in Arau but since his defection, we will definitely take disciplinary action against him. I won't be involved in this but action will be taken against him,” he said when met.

As for PH candidate Fatin Amelina she said she is going to hit the ground running with a major emphasis on face-to-face meets.

Fatin told Malay Mail she's aware Shahidan has lots of loyal support in Perlis so her approach is to bring something fresh and inform them that their way of life can be improved.

“Apart from the youngsters, there are the poor like the farmers and fishermen and many of them live in Perlis.

“We need to target them and make them know of our presence and how we can change their way of life by offering them something previous governments did not,” she said.

There are 15 state seats up for grabs apart from the three Parliamentary seats in Perlis.