BN Supreme Council to convene over Port Dickson by-election

Ifwan Tun Tuah

SEREMBAN: The Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council will decide whether or not Umno will contest against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the upcoming by-election in Port Dickson.

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said a meeting will be held soon to look into the matter.

“It is up to PKR where they want to let DSAI (Anwar) to contest. If it is Port Dickson, then let it be.

“BN Supreme Council will decide later and if BN agrees to put any candidates, the views of the state Umno Liaison Committee and the divisions will be taken into account, before deciding on an eligible and credible candidate to contest for BN,” he said in a statement through WhatsApp, here, today.

Asked whether he himself would be contesting to represent BN as he has been speculated to be the most eligible candidate, Mohamad declined to elaborate and only replied with a 'smiley'.

He then said, he would focus on the Rantau state seat if the court decides that a by-election should be held again in the area.

He said in his personal view, it was better for BN to place a local candidate to compete against Anwar.

Asked whether there would be a change of seats between MIC and Umno in Port Dickson, Mohamad said that it was for the BN central council to discuss. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd