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Mohd sabu

For a 9-month old party, we did well, says Mat Sabu

For a nine-month old Amanah to go through two multi-cornered by-elections and come out second in Sungai Besar, is something to be proud of, said Amanah president Mohamad Sabu today.

Mohamad said although Amanah did not win the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar by-elections, it was an opportunity for the party to popularise its name nationwide by taking advantage of the media coverage on the elections.

“At a time when some residents in Sungai Besar thought (Mohamad) Khir Toyo was still the Selangor menteri besar, it would be a big challenge for Amanah to be known,” said Mohamad.

He admitted that the clash between opposition parties was confusing to voters.

“On the other hand, the BN is seen as united in facing the opposition.”

Mohamad said Amanah and Pakatan Harapan would carry out a post-mortem.

“This is crucial to evaluate and formulate a strategy to face BN at the soon-to-be-held general election,” he added.

He thanked the party machinery and allies in Pakatan Harapan for showing unity throughout the campaign period, and hoped the momentum could be maintained until the next national polls.

“We Muslims have been taught to accept fate. Whatever weaknesses we will overcome from time to time,” said the veteran politician.