SHAH ALAM: A blueprint to recapture Selangor will be drawn up following Barisan Nasional’s triumph in the June 18 Sungai Besar by-election, said state Barisan chief Tan Sri Noh Omar.
The blueprint would factor in the strengths and weaknesses of the by-election machinery identified through several post-mortem meetings, he said.
“With this report, we will make a template or blueprint to be implemented in the entire state. We are confident that Barisan has a bright chance of winning Selangor in the next general election,” he told reporters after meeting with state party leaders here yesterday.
Noh said the process of identifying suitable candidates early was one of the strategies.
The press conference also saw dangdut singer Herman Tino submitting his application to rejoin Umno after he was sacked in 2013.
“I admitted my mistakes in contesting as an independent candidate in Tanjung Karang in the 13th general election. I hope to be accepted into Umno again,” he said.
Herman handed his application to Noh, who said he fully supported Herman becoming an Umno member again.
Herman, whose real name is Marsun Tamsi, stood against Noh and PAS’ Mohamad Rashdi Deraman in 2013.
Noh won the seat with 20,548 votes. Herman, who got only 340 votes, lost his deposit.