Abdullah Confident Of BN's Victory In Kuala Terengganu By-election

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is confident that Barisan Nasional will retain the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat in the by-election on Jan 17.

"We want to win, we want to win, we want to win. That is my comment," he told reporters after chairing the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council meeting here, Tuesday.

Asked why he was so confident of winning, Abdullah replied: "There must be some confidence, if not how we're going to say we want to win,".

Abdullah said among the reasons why he was confident of victory were because the seat belonged to the BN previously and the ruling coalition had strong support.

However, he said, BN must work hard to retain the seat.

The BN chairman also rejected the assumption that there would be a big swing by the voters.

"Not at the moment. You don't know how the people swing. They had the habit to swing even last minute for us or somebody else," he said.

Abdullah said Umno would nominate its candidate for the BN in the by-election very soon.

The BN also discussed who would be helping in the campaign for the Kuala Terengganu by-election.

The by-election was being held following the death of the Deputy Minister of Education, Datuk Razali Ismail, at the Institut Aminuddin Baki, Genting Highlands on Nov 28.

The Election Commission has fixed Jan 6 for nomination day while polling has been set for Jan 17.


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