Kedah MB unfazed by Pas vow to retake state


SUNGAI PETANI: Pas’ stated intention of wresting control of Kedah in the upcoming general election (GE14) comes as no surprise, said Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.

He said it is typical of Pas leaders to issue such statements during its annual assembly, which happens to be held in Kedah this year.

"It is not something surprising, and I was not upset by it, because to me, this is normal in the political scene," he told reporters after visiting the ''Jom Heboh'' Carnival at Amanjaya Mall here, yesterday.

He was commenting on a statement made by Kedah Pas commissioner, Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed Sheikh Fakhrurazi, who said that the party is going to wrest Kedah back from the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.

Ahmad Bashah said BN will continue to carry out its responsibilities as the state government, and work towards maintaining control of the state – this time, with a two-thirds majority win.

At the carnival, Ahmad Bashah underwent a newsreader audition and visited the ''Bulletin Utama'', ''Bananana'', ''Cerekarama'', ''Tonton'', ''Raudhah'' and ''Inspirasi'' booths. -- BERNAMA