PAS vice president Husam Musa’s wish to run against UMNO secretary general Tengku Adnan Mansor in the Putrajaya parliamentary seat may not be fulfilled after all.
Immediately after Husam was announced as
PAS's candidate, Adnan, the incumbent, had boasted that BN would win the
seat again with a two-third majority. But according to sources, Adnan
will not be re-nominated following a police report filed against him,
alleging that he assaulted a local UMNO leader who had come to meet him.
have even speculated that former UMNO strongman Dr Mahathir Mohamad
could be fielded as the BN candidate Putrajaya, seen as one of the
safest federal seats for BN.
While others say that Zaki Zahid,
close friend of UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, could also be
running as BN's candidate. Zaki previously served at the Prime
Minister's Office under Khairy's father-in-law, Abdullah Badawi, who was
forced to resign in 2009.
Meanwhile, Nazri Deraman, who leads
the Kelantan-based movement for oil royalty, 'R', said Mahathir was
concerned that Putrajaya which is considered part of his legacy could
fall into the hands of the opposition.
Nazri recalled the words
of the late PAS president Fadzil Noor who said he wished Mahathir would
live long enough to see the consequences of his policies, and Husam's
victory in Putrajaya will serve as an apt symbol.
we believe the people of Putrajaya and Malaysia cannot wait to see the
the fiercest election in Malaysia, especially in Putrajaya, come GE 13,”
“R fully supports Husam’s candidacy in Putrajaya and
will direct the whole of its machinery towards assisting the campaign