In making the announcement, Muhyiddin said it had been difficult in selecting the candidate because there were many eligible people.Lulu remembers reading something about the "many eligible people" the week before.
"Nevertheless, we considered the matter in detail. We are fielding a candidate who is well accepted by the constituents," he added.
The leading name for Umno is Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat, 38, a senior government servant and Kuala Krai Umno Youth chief.Don't you love the "many eligible candidates" that UMNO has to offer?
“He is also local-born which is important because Umno is not friendly to parachute candidates,” said Kelantan-born businessman Juhaidi Yean Abdullah.
A mechanical engineer by training, Tuan Aziz is the most qualified name, has no baggage, but is said to be less than keen to give up his job to contest the elections.
There are several others on the list but they have some baggage or other. One had erected a “palatial villa” on top of a hill in the area after only one term as an assemblyman.
Another is willing but is rather too old while yet another recently built a new house which sticks out like a sore thumb amid the humble surroundings.
btw, looks like it was another tak-baca-suratkhabar day for Muhyiddin :D