KUALA BESUT, Aug 1- Since winning the state by-election in Kuala Besut on July 24, Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman, 37, has hit the ground running.
Within a week of becoming the elected representative, he has been meeting residents not only to thank them for supporting him in the by-election but also to address the problems they are facing.
When met by Bernama, Tengku Zaihan said his daily routine was now vastly different compared to when he was working in Putrajaya before being picked as the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate for the Kuala Besut by-election following the death of incumbent Dr A Rahman Mokhtar, also from the BN.
“If, prior to this, I was always forced to dress smartly and wear a coat and sit in the office, now I have to change my image to dedicate myself to the people in the villages,” he said.
He said he enjoyed his new role because he had many opportunities to meet the poor and the well-to-do, the young and the old and delve into their lives.
On July 24, BN retained the Kuala Besut state seat in a by-election with a majority of 2,592 votes. Tengku Zaihan obtained 8,288 votes while PAS candidate Endot@Azlan Yusof secured 5,696 votes.