Seri Setia by-election: Umno to deploy election machinery to help Pas

Mohd Iskandar Ibrahim and Fahmy Azril Rosli

PETALING JAYA: Umno will deploy its election machinery to assist Pas throughout the 21-day campaigning period for the Seri Setia by-election.

Umno vice-president, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said Umno will also be sending out notable speakers for ‘ceramah’ sessions to aid Pas.

“Ever since Pas announced its candidate, the division’s Umno leadership had been on hand to lend their support.

“We will discuss this further with Pas as they will be taking the lead in the campaign. We will speak to Pas on what they need.

“The Umno Working Committee will prepare a list of speakers. In fact, three Umno wings - Wanita, Youth and Puteri - will be deploying their machineries in this by-election,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters when met at the by-election nomination centre at the Dewan Sivik, Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) here on Saturday.

Apart from Ismail Sabri, also present were Umno Working Committee member Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah and Wanita Umno chief, Datuk Noraini Ahmad.

Ismail Sabri, who is also Selangor Umno liaison chief, said the party will continue to champion Pas’ candidate in the Seri Setia by-election.

“I deem this cooperation between Umno and Pas for the by-election as an official one, although there is no written agreement. Umno’s presence clearly shows that ties between the two parties are improving.

“Compared to the Sungai Kandis by-election, our relationship now is much better. We will fight for Pas’ victory in this contest,” he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd