MARANG: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang rapped a Terengganu Pakatan Harapan leader for belittling the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Batu Buruk state seat in the upcoming election.
Hadi, who is also the PAS candidate for the Marang parliamentary seat, said no one should belittle candidates of other political parties contesting in the GE14 as each one had his or her own strengths.
“We cannot look down on candidates of any party. Each party will surely select a candidate (for GE14) who has his or her own strengths.
“All of them (GE14 candidates) have their own role and we advise PAS members not to belittle any of the candidates.
“Some might be less educated than others but are able to provide better service to the people,” he said after submitting his nomination papers for the GE14 at the nomination centre at Marang district office here today.
Hadi said this in response to the statement by Terengganu Pakatan Harapan chairman Raja Kamarul Baharin Shah Raja Ahmad who said that BN had fielded a weak candidate in Batu Buruk to give an easy victory for PAS, which is represented by Hadi’s son Muhammad Khalil.
Raja Kamarul claimed that the BN candidate, Zamri Awang Hitam, was not on the same level as Khalil, who is PAS Youth chief, as he was not popular among the constituents.
Raja Kamarul, who will be defending the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat, will also contest the Batu Buruk state seat on an Amanah ticket.