Friday, February 15, 2008

Hadi has no confidence, says Abdullah - The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi took a swipe at Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang for stating that he wanted to contest in Kepala Batas, saying that the PAS president has no confidence in recapturing Terengganu.

The Prime Minister said Abdul Hadi’s statement that he was willing to stand in his (Abdullah’s) parliamentary seat showed that he knew he could not win in his own state.

“He said he wants to contest in Terengganu, then after that, he wants to go somewhere else. This means he knows he cannot win and is looking at other constituencies,” he said after chairing the Barisan and Umno supreme council meetings yesterday.

In Setiu, Terengganu Barisan chief Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said Abdul Hadi knew that his support had diminished in his Rhu Rendang constituency and was now “trying his luck” elsewhere.

On Wednesday, Abdul Hadi said he was prepared to face the Prime Minister in his Kepala Batas parliamentary constituency.

“(Abdul) Hadi is afraid of losing here and he is quickly looking for another constituency.

“However, he is free to contest anywhere. PAS had lost its confidence in Terengganu,” Idris said after launching the Gelombang Biru 66 election campaign at Batu Rakit, Setiu, yesterday.

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