Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Both candidates will serve people well, say coalition
SHAH ALAM: SELANGOR Barisan Nasional has submitted two names to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the post of Selangor opposition leader.
Sungai Burong assemblyman Datuk Shamsuddin Lias and Jeram assemblyman Datuk Amiruddin Setro, both having won three terms in their respective areas, were proposed for the position.
Semenyih aseemblyman Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz revealed that the 12 BN assemblymen who had won their seats in the 13th General Election had met to discuss this issue.
"We had a two-hour meeting last week and agreed to propose Datuk Shamsuddin and Datuk Amiruddin based on their experience.
"They have experience as assemblymen when BN was governing Selangor as well as when Pakatan took over."
He said they had sent the minutes of the meeting to the Prime Minister's Office, adding that the decision may be announced as early as next week.
He was confident that there would be no problem with the names they proposed as they are both well-respected individuals.
Selangor Wanita Umno chairman Raja Datuk Ropiaah Raja Abdullah, who was not involved in the discussion, noted that the two candidates proposed have the capacity and capability to lead BN in the state.
She said whoever was picked to be the opposition leader will have to ensure that the Pakatan government delivers on what it had promised.
The new leader will take over from Puchong Umno division head Datuk Mohamad Satim Diman.
Earlier, Permatang assemblyman Sulaiman Abdul Razak and Kuang assemblyman Abdul Shukur Idrus had said that Shamsuddin and Amiruddin were both fit to lead Selangor BN.
Shukur has also pledged the support of all Selangor BN assemblymen to the new Selangor opposition leader.