KUALA SELANGOR, Nov 18 2018 : Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today thanked Pas for the party’s willingness to make way for Umno to contest in the Rantau state seat by-election.
He said he also welcomed Pas’ kind gesture to deploy the party election machinery to help ensuring Umno’s victory in the by-election.
“I have been informed of Pas’ stand not to field a candidate and to give way to Umno and BN to contest in the by-election.
“For me it is a positive move, as seen in the previous by-elections. Whenever both Pas and Umno were contesting for the same seat, the two eventually lost (the seat) and ultimately gave the victory to the rival parties,” he told reporters after attending a special meeting between Umno president with Selangor party leadership here.
Also present were Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Selangor Umno liaison chairman Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob.