GUA MUSANG, Dec 13 — Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is leaving it to the top Umno leadership to decide whether he will be contesting or not in the coming 13th general election.
He said only the top leadership in Kuala Lumpur could make the decision but whatever it would be, he vowed to work hard throughout to ensure victory for Barisan Nasional in the elections.
“I have no power to decide on the candidates including myself; it is up to the party leadership to decide,” he said at a gathering with women voters at the South Kelantan Land Development (Kesedar) scheme in Meranto, here.
Tengku Razaleigh, who is also Gua Musang Umno division chief, said that working hard for the party was the responsibilty of all leaders and members to ensure BN received the people’s mandate to remain in power.
He said at the recent Umno general assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Umno president
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had called for a new spirit from all the delegates in
mobilising the party election machinery at all levels.
“We in the Gua Musang division are ready to face the general election anytime and to ensure the Gua Musang parliamentary constituency and its three state seats of Nenggiri, Paloh and Galas remained under BN. There is no reason for the people to reject us if we work hard to improve their lot, and it has been proven that the BN government is capable of carrying out transformation for the benefit of all.”
Tengku Razaleigh said retaining the Gua Musang seat and its three state seats should not be a problem for BN as the division leaders and members had always been open and working hard as a team, while history had also shown that Gua Musang had always been a BN stronghold.