PETALING JAYA: It was Khairy Jamaluddin who requested to contest in the Sungai Buloh parliamentary seat, says Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).
Ahmad Zahid told this to reporters after attending an event at Barisan’s command centre in Titiwangsa on Wednesday night (Nov 9) when asked about the Health Minister’s candidacy.
“He asked for it. He asked for the seat to be given to him, that is why I endorsed him,” he told reporters.
When pressed further about the incumbent Rembau MP’s aspiration to become the future prime minister, Ahmad Zahid merely said that this would depend on the next general election.
Khairy has been fielded for the first time in Sungai Buloh, after his Rembau seat was given to Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
While campaigning in Sungai Buloh, Khairy had expressed his desire to become the prime minister recently.