ALOR SETAR – Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Langkawi parliamentary seat, Datuk Nawawi Ahmad said he was not afraid despite having to face former prime minister for 22 years, Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad in vying for the seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).
The Langkawi UMNO division chief said this was because he was confident that the seat had been among the coalition’s strongholds in Kedah, and that it was proven via the biggest majority he garnered in the last general election with 11,861 votes.
“We think that the strength of BN in Langkawi is the most powerful (compared to all parliamentary constituencies in the state). Our majority (votes) were over 11,000, whereas other areas only obtained between 2,000 and 3,000.
“This means Langkawi has the strength. However, we will not look down at the opponent because they also have their own (election) machinery,” he told reporters after the announcement ceremony of the Kedah BN Candidates at Dewan Seri Mentaloon here today.
At the event, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah announced Nawawi as the candidate for the parliamentary seat, along with Datuk Mohd Rawi Abd Hamid and Nor Saidi Nanyan who would defend their respective state seats, namely Ayer Hangat and Kuah. – BERNAMA