ROMPIN: Rompin Umno Division acting head Datuk Hasan Arifin, 62, has been picked as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Rompin Parliamentary by-election on May 5.
The selection of the former Pahang Deputy Menteri Besar was announced by deputy prime minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at a ceremony to announce the candidate and handing over of credentials at the BN Machinery Operation Centre in Muadzam, here, today.
Muhyiddin, who is also Umno deputy president, said to discharge a duty which demanded a strong work effort, BN was bringing to the fore an experienced political figure who was no stranger to the people of Rompin.
“The party leadership has decided. Hasan is most suitable and qualified to contest as the BN representative in the Rompin Parliament due many factors, including his vast experience in the business of the party and the government,” he said.
He said this in a media conference which was held after the ceremony here, today. – Bernama