Cameron Highlands seat: Kayveas will abide by BN decision

 |Sep 25, 2017
People’s Progressive Party (myPPP) president Tan Sri M Kayveas. – File pic credit The Rakyat Post.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) – MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas will abide by, and respect any decision made by the Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council with regard to the BN candidate for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).

He said any decision made by the BN supreme council was always in the best interest of the party in order to win the general election.

“I’m fine with any decision made by the supreme council but the candidate must be a likeable candidate. All that matters is to win the seat for Barisan Nasional,” he told reporters after attending the Skyawani Residensi Topping Off ceremony here today.

The ceremony was officiated by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

It was reported that Kayveas was eyeing the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat to contest in GE14, which is currently represented by former MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel who won the seat in GE13.

 

Kayveas, who is also Transport Ministry’s adviser, said he had asked for BN chairman and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s blessings before serving the people in Cameron Highlands about three years ago, to ensure victory for BN.

However, during the MIC’s annual general meeting yesterday, its president, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam insisted that the party (MIC) would contest the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in GE14.

MIC had contested and held the seat since GE11.

During the last general election, Kayveas contested for BN in the Pasir Bedamar state seat in Teluk Intan, Perak but lost to DAP’s Terence Naidu V. King by 13,037 votes. – Bernama