KUALA KANGSAR – The BN victory in the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election and Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election is proof of the people’s endorsement for the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
UMNO Information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the win would be an impetus for the BN to be consistent in its struggle for the people.
“BN is a political formula for Malaysians as a whole that is consistent, something that candidates from other parties cannot compete with.
“The victory is also a signal that the people want to continue moving forward under the leadership of the BN representative,” he told reporters after the announcement of the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary results here tonight.
However Annuar said the win would not overpass BN’s machinery in facing the coming general election.
Meanwhile Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the BN victory was proof of the maturity of the Kuala Kangsar voters who wanted political development in the constituency which could only be brought by the BN.
Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said it could be likened to the people’s court when the party remained the top choice of the voters.
In fact, she said the increased support for BN had been translated into a larger majority.
“The success in Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar is a continuation of the people’s trust towards sustainable development plan that is to be implemented by the BN government,” she said in a statement here tonight.
Kuala Kangsar UMNO acting head, who is also Manong assemblyman, Mohd Kamil Shafie said the BN victory was a gift to the prime minister which showed that the people wanted Najib continue to helm the country.
Bukit Chandan assemblyman Maslin Sham Razman said the BN’s win was also a sign that the people of Kuala Kangsar was confident of the BN’s good record.
BN candidate Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid won with a vote majority of 6,969 defeating candidates from PAS, Amanah and an Independent to retain the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat.