Anwar: Zaid the most qualified of all candidates
KUALA KUBU BARU: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim is the most qualified candidate to contest in the Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election, said PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“With full cooperation from DAP and PAS, we can succeed,” he said.
Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng concurred, saying Zaid had all the qualities of a good representative.
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said people generally did not want independents to serve them, adding that Zaid would be an asset in Parliament for the Opposition.
PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa agreed with Lim, saying the rakyat generally did not prefer independents.
Asked to comment on Zaid’s lifestyle and his penchant for liquor, other Opposition leaders said that was in the past.
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who is heading the election machinery for PKR, said Zaid had given up the habit.
“He has stopped drinking. But people did not ask him this when he contested in Kota Baru,” he said.
(Zaid had won the Kota Baru parliamentary seat on an Umno ticket in the 2004 general election.) - TheStar.
I wonder why Zaid was not allowed to defend his Umno-Kota Baru parliamentary seat in 2008?
tunku thinks someone is wanting to be the Member of Parliament in "Zimbabwe".
"this country which zaid and aziz bari said is like zimbabwe gave them the best education and position they can have. this country which zaid ibrahim said like zimbabwe made him a billionaire. i wish these type of people are thrown in the deep sea.people like them are the vermin (that are) eating and destroying our national institutions and democratic values just to be popular."