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Faizal Azumu running for Bersatu deputy president post

New Straits Times logo New Straits Times 3/7/2020 Teh Athira Yusof
a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu confirms he will be running for the deputy president post. -NSTP/ASYRAF HAMZAH © Provided by New Straits Times Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu confirms he will be running for the deputy president post. -NSTP/ASYRAF HAMZAH

PETALING JAYA: Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu confirms he will be running for the deputy president post in the upcoming party election.

Faizal, who is Perak Menteri Besar, said there are rumours that two more candidates are vying for the same position.

"I have volunteered myself to contest for the Bersatu deputy president post.

"I am also planning to travel to each state together with my peers to introduce ourselves.

"My desire is to aid Bersatu president Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, as I am confident with his leadership, and we want to assist him to carry out the party's agenda which is to uphold the Malay struggle," he said.

When commenting on the other two possible candidates, he said one of them could likely be a former deputy minister.

"I have yet to get the detailed information from the Party Election Committee chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar (about the other candidates).

"(But) among the two (candidates), I was informed that it is Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya.

"He was my friend and still is, but it's been a long time since he responded to my texts," Faizal said candidly.

He said this during a special visit to Media Prima Bhd held in Sri Pentas in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, today (July 3).

Also present was Media Prima Bhd group chairman Datuk Syed Hussian Syed Junid, Media Prima group managing director Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood and Media Prima Television News and Current Affairs head Kamaruddin Mape.

Meanwhile, Faizal also offered travel vouchers to promote local tourists to visit Perak.

"The vouchers will be handed out and is valid to use starting July 1 until Nov 30. We will be distributing the vouchers which offers RM50 off for selected hotels and RM30 off for selected tourism products.

"Tourists will be able to know they have been selected for the voucher once they have checked out from the hotel, for example."

Faizal said the vouchers are to 1,500 people for the first phase.

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