Abang Ahmad Kerdee hails from Spaoh (Betong) and does not even live in the state.
-Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg has advised people not to take seriously all candidates fielded by PAS in the state this general election.
The Housing Minister yesterday said PAS appeared to have not done their homework in the constituencies, judging from the candidates that the Islamic-based party had fielded to face Barisan Nasional.
Based on the issues raised in the respective areas, most of the candidates seem outdated or are not fully aware of the update and efforts taken by the government to resolve the matters.
Citing one of the seats that PAS contested, Abang Johari said the candidate is a non-local who does not frequent that constituency to meet with the people. He mentioned that locals do not even recognise or know the candidate prior to the person’s nomination.
“They can’t even field the right candidate. Most of PAS candidates do not even know the background and needs of their respective constituents. It appears that they did not do their homework in these constituencies.
“Even if the candidate is an outsider, this would be fine if the person knows the situation or background of the constituency and its constituents. Otherwise, they would just become a laughing stock,” Abang Johari told reporters after officiating at the earth-breaking ceremony for Taman Sri Tuang Phase III affordable housing project near here yesterday.
Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, in his speech earlier, cited PAS Kota Samarahan candidate Abang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus an example of a non-local contesting in a constituency that the candidate rarely visited.