BN will be calling a meeting soon to decide whether the coalition will field a candidate in the Port Dickson by-election, deputy chairperson Mohamad Hasan said today.
"If the top leadership agrees, all views will be considered, including from the state liaison committee and also the division, before deciding who is the qualified and credible to represent BN in the by-election,” he said in a statement.
Mohamad, who is also Umno deputy president, issued the statement in response the the announcement by PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail that incumbent Port Dickson MP Danyal Balagopal Abdullah was vacating the seat with immediate effect to pave the way for PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim to contest it in the latter’s bid to get back in Parliament.
Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan PAS commisioner Mustaffa Daharun said the party would deliberate whether it would be fielding a candidate or not at PAS’s Muktamar (annual general assembly) in Kuala Terengganu this weekend.
Mustaffa said the top leadership would decide whether it would continue its cooperation with its ally BN in facing the by-election.