PM to consider more than one candidate per seat in Sarawak polls
March 26, 2011
KLUANG, March 26 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak will assess more than one candidate for each of the 71 seats in the Sarawak election.
The prime minister and Barisan Nasional chairman said the main consideration was who had the best chance of winning the seat in the election on April 16.
“I will have a meeting with the Sarawak chief minister soon.
“We will choose the candidates with the best potential to win,” he told reporters after opening the social rehabilitation centre at the Mahkota camp here. Also present were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Home
Asked if he had a personal record of the potential candidates, Najib said “That’s a secret.”
He said that it was normal for a list submitted for approval to have more than one candidate for consideration for every seat. — Bernama