Malaysia's Former Prime Minister Will Defend His Parliamentary Seat For The 9th Time In 2012 & Is Highly Likely To Win Big!
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 29 — Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is to defend his Kepala Batas federal seat as the Barisan Nasional (BN) looks to its veteran and capable lawmakers to keep Putrajaya from political foes Pakatan Rakyat (PR), sources said.
The Malaysian Insider understands that the former prime minister has been approached to stand in the parliamentary constituency he first won in 1978 as the amiable leader is one of the “winnable candidates” sought by Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“Tun Abdullah has been asked to defend his seat as Umno and BN wants to go for a maximum win,” a coalition source told The Malaysian Insider.
Abdullah, who was prime minister from 2003 to 2009, won the Kepalas Batas seat for the eighth time in 2008 with a majority of 11,246 votes, when he polled 23,445 against PAS’s Subri Mohd Arshad who garnered 12,199 votes.