Halimey prefers to concentrate on campaigning rather then debating with Dr Halimah

MEOR RIDUWAN MEOR AHMAD

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan candidate, Halimey Abu Bakar in the Seri Setia by-election prefers to concentrate on the remaining seven day’s campaigning with his constituents, rather then being involved in debate with his Pas opponent Dr Halimah Ali.

"There are about seven days to go (campaigning), our focus is on areas that need more work. I think the debate can wait after the by-election," he said.

Halimey was asked to comment on allegations that he withdrew from a debate with Dr Halimah for a television programme last week.

“What should I comment. Dr Halimah is not telling the truth. My target was to reach as many voters as I can. I did not receive any invitation ad there was no details (on the debate programme).

Halimey also said he was pleased with the media coverage provided for him during the by-election.

"We have received positive feedback from the voters and they even now know me when I appear in television," he said in a press conference here today at the Caring Community Carnival and Selangor University Open Day.

On his campaigning which had entered day 14, he said the feedback from voters had been quite encouraging.

"Alhamdulillah, day 14 (of campaigning), 80 per cent of the constituency had been covered,” he said.

“My target is to see a 60 per cent turn out for polling day on Sept 8. We have learnt from our weakeness in the Sungai Kandis by-election,” he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd