Umno, PAS leaders meet to plan Semenyih by-election campaign

Umno and PAS leaders at a meeting to discuss the Semenyih by-election campaign last night.

PETALING JAYA: Umno and PAS division leaders have met to draw up plans ahead of the Semenyih by-election next month.

Hulu Langat PAS chief Che Rosli Che Mat said he was invited to the meeting by Hulu Langat Umno division chief Johan Abd Aziz.

“We will help wherever necessary. The meeting last night was to coordinate plans,” Rosli told FMT.

PAS has said it would not contest the Semenyih by-election, but pledged to support Barisan Nasional, saying it wanted to strengthen the opposition.

Johan is the BN campaign manager for the by-election in Semenyih, a state seat left vacant after the death of its incumbent assemblyman Bakhtiar Mohd Nor of PPBM on Jan 11.

Meanwhile, Selangor PAS state commissioner Sallehen Mukhyi also confirmed the meeting took place, but said he had no details on what was discussed.

Both parties had cooperated in several by-elections held since the May 9 general election last year.