Kuala Besut Rumble July 24th

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Candidates ready to rumble in Kuala Besut


July 11, 2013

One thing is certain over the next 12 days in Kuala Besut – PAS’ Azlan Yusof and Barisan Nasional’s  Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman will heap voters with loads of promises.

Both outlined their vision for voters at different times today for the Kuala Besut by-election campaign, which starts tomorrow.

Azlan, 48, wants to work on the improving the lot of the community if he tops the polls.

“I am to going to focus on three important areas namely the high poverty, the high unemployment rate and the social problems in the area,” he said at a press conference held at Kampung Baharu PAS headquarters this evening.

Che Long, as everyone fondly calls Azlan said his strategy during the campaign was simple.

“I am going door to door.  As it is Ramadan I will go to the many talks and other religious activities here during the campaign,” he said.

But it will be tough for Che Long.

Of the past 14 general elections, all were won by Barisan Nasionalexcept for 1959, 1969, 1974 dan 1999, which were won by PAS.

Over at the BN, engineer Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman, 37, ready to sacrifice family life for voters if he won.

“They understand that this is how things are now. I will get busy but this does not mean I do not think about them,” he said.

Zaihan who used to work as an engineer in Putrajaya now no longer has the luxury of the 9 to 5 job.

Since BN deputy chief Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced him as the party’s choice, he has been busier than a bee with endless meetings here.

The Universiti Sains Malaysia trained civil engineer is married with four children.

His rival Che Long who owned a string of businesses,  is married with six children.

Both are locals