Dr Mahathir will contest in Langkawi!
UMNO’s Nawawi Ahmad is the Member of Parliament for Langkawi. He is known for “rejoicing” at the demise of Karpal Singh (for which he apologized) and for his statement that his salary as MP was paid by the government, not the people.
16 April 2018
Hanya Allah sahaja yang boleh balas Jasa Tun … sanggup bersusah payah begini demi rakyat… sedangkan dah boleh senang lenang duduk rumah makan pencen sebagai perdana menteri
Dr Mahathir to stand in Langkawi
LANGKAWI: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is “returning” here to contest in the Langkawi parliamentary seat.
He will contest as an independent candidate, but will use the PKR logo.
The announcement of his candidacy was made by PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail during a Pakatan Harapan gathering here last night.
Dr Mahathir’s son Datuk Seri Mukhriz will contest the Jitra state seat and Jerlun parliamentary seat.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s opposition on Sunday named former premier Mahathir Mohamad as their candidate for the island seat of Langkawi, as expected, shifting their election campaign into higher gear ahead of national polls on May 9.
Mahathir, 92, leads the opposition as their choice of prime minister to depose his former protege, Prime Minister Najib Razak, in what will likely be the most tightly-contested polls since independence in 1957.
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, president of the opposition Pakatan Harapan coalition, said Mahathir had done much for Langkawi, from the time he first set foot on the holiday island as a government doctor in 1956 to the time he ruled as prime minister from 1981 until his resignation in 2003.
10 April 2018
Mahathir to contest in Langkawi
Former prime minister and Bersatu chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be contesting in Langkawi in the upcoming general election, sources within the party told Malaysiakini.
According to sources close to Mahathir, the decision was made after a meeting last week.
“Yes, he will be going to Langkawi. Other seats were considered, including his former Kubang Pasu constituency and Putrajaya, but ultimately the decision was made to contest in Langkawi.”
The 93-year-old Pakatan Harapan chairperson is scheduled to speak at a rally this April 13 in Kubang Pasu, Kedah, and will head to Langkawi on April 14 and 15 for another event.
4 February 2018
Face me in Langkawi, Dr M tells KJ
During a youth forum in Langkawi on Friday night, Khairy (photo) said that although Mahathir had personally contributed towards the development of the island, it would not have been possible without support from Umno.
“Imagine if BN has no power, there would be no provision, Langkawi would not have been built,” he said during the informal dialogue session with local youths.
Although many remain nostalgic about Mahathir’s era, Khairy urged them to look to the future instead.
After being announced as Harapan’s prime minister candidate, rumours were rife as to whether Mahathir would contest in Langkawi or move to another parliamentary seat.
This was due to Mahathir’s focus on the island since the early days of his tenure. He had granted it duty-free status and set up the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada).
Mahathir is expected to be fielded in either Langkawi or Kubang Pasu, where he was MP from 1974 to 2004.
Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad has challenged Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin to contest in Langkawi in the 14th general election.
“Ask him to contest against me in Langkawi,” Mahathir told reporters when met at a Ponggal celebration held in Kapar, Klang.
This came after the youth and sports minister had reportedly downplayed Mahathir’s contributions to Langkawi during his tenure as prime minister.
10 January 2018
Bersatu gets all three seats suggested to Mahathir to contest in: Langkawi, Kubang Pau and Putrajaya.
3 January 2018
Langkawi is Dr Mahathir’s best bet in GE14, say analyst
With civil servants favouring BN and Kubang Pasu under a strong 3-term MP, academics say PPBM chairman’s best option is Langkawi thanks to grateful residents.
PETALING JAYA: Two political analysts have advised opposition leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad to contest in Langkawi instead of his former constituency in Kubang Pasu or in Putrajaya.
This is because the analysts say the rakyat in Langkawi are thankful to the 92-year old for developing Langkawi into a world-class tourist haven, building an international airport on the island and making it the host of big-scale events such as the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) lecturer Azizuddin Mohd Sani said people in Langkawi are grateful to the former prime minister.
“The old and the young, the business community are all thankful to him. They have a strong attachment with him. If he wants to contest it may be the best seat for him to achieve victory,” he told FMT.
He was asked to comment on the PPBM chairman’s announcement on Dec 31 that he may contest in one of three parliamentary seats – Langkawi, Kubang Pasu or Putrajaya – in the 14th general election (GE14).
Mahathir had said he was told that he has a good chance of winning in Langkawi, Kubang Pasu or Putrajaya. “So be ready for that,” he had said.
1 January 2017
New year fare shock for Langkawi ferry passengers
Passengers using the ferry service from Kuala Kedah Jetty to Langkawi have to cough out an additional RM3 after a ferry fare increase came into effect today.
Passengers who purchase tickets at the counter from Kuala Kedah will now have to pay RM26 for adults and RM20 for children while the fare from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi is now RM21 for adults and RM16 for children.
The fare hike is also for the journeys from Langkawi to Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis.
However, the price increase is only for passengers who purchase tickets at the counter while the online fare remains at the old rate.
A visitor, Zulkifli Ahmad, 49, of Pokok Sena when met said he was shocked when his son who wanted to return to Kuala Kedah, told him the fare had changed today.
“Yesterday, four of us bought the tickets at Kuala Kedah Jetty to Langkawi at RM23 each but today, my son told me the fare is RM26 per person.
“I am upset as the ferry service operator did not make any prior announcements on the higher fare and this is an additional burden on the people,” he said when met at Kuala Kedah Jetty today.
Meanwhile, Kuala Kedah Ferry Line Ventures operation supervisor Ahmad Azizan Aziz said the fare increase of RM3 was a management charge and the hike was agreed in discussions between the ferry management and the Marine Department.
“We are only carrying the order of the management as the fare has not been raised for almost 10 years, so I see the RM3 hike as not burdening and the increase is according to current cost.
Earlier, State Education, Transport and Non-Governmental Organisations Committee chairperson Tajul Urus Mat Zain said there was no ferry fare increase to Langkawi and what had happened was only a management charge of RM3 on passengers who purchase tickets at the counter.
He said the move was aimed at encouraging the people to purchase tickets online at the old rate.
Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/407228#8oossp7Mj7SDYvL7.99
8 June 2016
Even Ibrahim Ali, Perkasa president, not known for a high IQ, thinks the Langkawi MP stupid.
Which school did Langkawi MP go to, asks Ibrahim Ali https://shar.es/1J2NDk