Zahid pledges continued federal and state assistance for Bagan Datuk

SOO WERN JUN


KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has pledged continued assistance from the federal and state governments to further develop Bagan Datuk.


In a video uploaded to a Facebook fan page, Zahid, who is also Bagan Datuk MP, made the promise to his constituents.


He says that with his 30 years of experience as a politician, he is confident that he will able to continue to bring change to Bagan Datuk.


"The developments that I brought to Bagan Datuk with the cooperation between the Federal and state governments are well received by the locals.


"My 30 years of involvement in politics have enabled me to expand my expertise in many areas that would help develop the constituency," he says.


He added that his priority in Bagan Datuk, apart from strengthening religious institutions, would be education.


"Whenever I return to my hometown, I would usually put aside my official positions.


"But because I am the MP of this constituency, I can't help but try to attend to the people's needs," he says.


In the past, Zahid had voiced concerns over his position in Bagan Datuk, citing an alleged movement formed to oust him as well as the impact of outside voters.


During one of his visits to the constituency in February, he, however, raised concerns over the influence of voters living outside of the constituency had on those who remain in the area.


He added that registered voters living outside of the constituency are the ones whom he was most concerned would "sway support" for him.


In particular he referred to the children of voters who have moved out and would return to vote.