Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wan Ahmad Farid given task of enlightening voters


Barisan Nasional will focus on efforts to reduce spoilt votes, which totalled 1,050 in the March general election, in its campaign for the coming Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election.

Towards this end, its candidate, Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Ismail, would be going from house to house to enlighten voters in the constituency on the importance of their votes.

“We will identify reasons for the spoilt votes, whether it is because of protest because voters are not happy with the candidates or that they do not know to do it correctly,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby after taking his oath as a senator for a second term today.

Wan Ahmad Farid, 46, who is Deputy Home Minister and also Kuala Terengganu Umno division chief, said he would refrain from making personal attacks against his opponents in the contest.

The Kuala Terengganu by-election, which nomination is on Jan 6, will be held following the death of its Member of Parliament Datuk Razali Ismail on Nov 28.
Razali won the seat in the March general election after defeating PAS’ Mohamad Sabu (PAS) and an independent candidate, Maimun Yusuf, with a majority of 628 votes.

BN to focus on spoilt votes; Wan Ahmad given task of enlightening ...
New Straits Times, Malaysia -