PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 – Barisan Nasional (BN) will obtain a full report from Penang and Kelantan UMNO respectively before deciding on whether to contest in the Permatang Pauh and Chempaka by-elections. BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said BN needed not follow the tune of the opposition which had started getting excited over the vacant Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in Penang and Cempaka state seat in Kelantan when the Election Commission had not even issued a notice on the vacant seats.
“We will wait for the report from Teng (Teng Chang Yeow) as the Penang BN chairman, on the Permatang Pauh seat and from Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed as the Kelantan BN chief, on the Chempaka seat. “From there, we will consider what to do,” Tengku Adnan said when asked by reporters on BN’s involvement in the two by-elections after flagging-off the 1Federal Territory Cycling Convoy 2015 in front of the Palace of Justice, Putrajaya, Sunday in conjunction with the Federal Territory Day celebrations. Also present were Federal Territories Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Adnan Md Ikshan and Putrajaya Corporation president Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat.