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PAS out to gain support from Felda settlers in Rompin

ROMPIN, April 24 (Bernama) -- PAS is going all out to woo Felda settlers in the Rompin Parliament by-election, including organising a two-day gathering, to entice settlers in Felda Keratong 4, starting tomorrow.

PAS Vice President Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man did not deny that the voters from the 14 Felda settlements in Rompin Parliament which constitute 51.51 percent from 53,294 total voters in the area, was the main focus of the party in the by-election.

The gathering which will be kicked off by PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang will include Felda settlers with programmes ranging from dialogue with settlers to traditional sports and trade exposition, he said at the party's daily press conference here today.

Tuan Ibrahim said the party was also focusing on gaining support from fishermen in Tioman which include Pulau Tioman, and also the Orang Asli community in the Bukit Ibam state seat.

Besides current issues like Goods and Service Tax (GST), the party will be playing up issues on mining activities in Bukit Ibam and the development of new townships in Rompin, he said.

Touching on the lack of the party posters in the current by-election, he said PAS was now concentrating on the new social media which he believes will reach a bigger audience, besides concentrating on face to face campaigning.

He said the party has brought in 5,000 campaign workers to garner support for party candidate Nazri Ahmad.

Tuan Ibrahim also challenged Umno Information Chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan for an open debate in Rompin to discuss the benefits of the GST tax system.

Nazri is being challenged by Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Hasan Arifin to fill the vacancy left by incumbent Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis who died in a helicopter mishap in Semenyih, Selangor on April 4.

Early voting has been set for April 30 and polling day is May 5.


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