KOTA DAMANSARA: Barisan Nasional candidate Khairy Jamaluddin has expressed greater confidence as he enters the second half of his election campaign in the Pakatan Harapan stronghold of Sungai Buloh.
The former Rembau MP said he had received overwhelming support and reception from Sungai Buloh folk since he was nominated for the seat.
Speaking at a rally at the Uptown mall here, he admitted that he had thought it would be a “mission impossible” to win the seat for BN, as PH had retained the seat by over 26,000 votes in the 2018 general election.
“But, tonight, I see that impossible is nothing,” he told the crowd, using an advertising slogan popularised by sports apparel brand Adidas.
Khairy, who was joined by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob at the event, also repeated to the crowd his ambition of becoming prime minister.
“One day, God-willing, I will become the prime minister from Sungai Buloh. No need to think of anyone else,” he said, as parts of the 1,000-strong crowd in BN blue erupted into chants of “KJ for PM”.
There is a seven-cornered fight for the Sungai Buloh seat, with Khairy’s closest rival deemed to be R Ramanan of Pakatan Harapan, who replaced R Sivarasa.
Also present at the event here was Selangor BN chief Noh Omar.
When asked about an Umno Youth leader’s proposal for Khairy to be made a deputy prime minister if BN wins the election, Ismail simply said the coalition had yet to consider this.
“Let’s win (the election) first,” he told reporters briefly.
Umno Youth exco member Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin had suggested BN make Khairy the poster boy for the deputy prime minister’s post allocated for West Malaysia.
Muqharabbin said this could help BN cruise to a big win at the Nov 19 polls, adding that the health minister was well-received by Malaysians as a whole.