Malacca Chief Minister and Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the tactical withdrawal method could resolve the clash between the parties who wanted to field their respective candidates. — Bernama picMELAKA, Dec 3 — Melaka Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Idris Haron described the “direct candidate” proposal as the best way to resolve the tussle for seats between the BN component parties in the 14th General Election (GE14).
In a statement today, he said the tactical withdrawal method could resolve the clash between the parties who wanted to field their respective candidates.
“If we want to win in a seat that we have never won, then this is the wise way. That is by fielding non-traditional candidates.
“Our withdrawal is not a defeat as this may give the BN a chance to win by highlighting more potential candidates who can represent the people. The people will see the credibility of BN to retain the seat,”
Idris, who is also Melaka Umno Liaison committee chairman said the method should not also involve personal interests but put more emphasis on the spirit of the respective parties.
If there was a sense of disappointment or disagree with an individual, it should not bring implications to the party, he added.
“If there is a tactical withdrawal spirit among BN component party members, I believe we will have outstanding strength,” he added.