Zahid: I'm at the end of my service as MP

BAGAN DATUK: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today hinted about coming to an end of his political career.

"I have become member of parliament since 1995. For me, it is quite a long service and I am at the end of my service as member of parliament.

"But before I end my service, I would like to see Bagan Datuk developed. Bagan Datuk to become number one in the education (field) at least in Perak.

"I want to see Bagan Datuk with better infrastructure and we want to see poverty among Indians, Chinese and Malays in Bagan Datuk to be reduced.

"This is based on Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's) wish to put a zero hardcore poverty target throughout the country," he said in a speech at a Deepavali celebration at Kompleks Umno Bagan Datuk here, today.

The Bagan Datuk member or parliament is also Rural and Regional Development Minister said this

When asked to elaborate, he told a press conference later: "We will have 16th General Election, 17th General Election, 18th General Election...wait until the right time comes."

In the 15th General Election last year, Zahid won the Bagan Datuk parliament seat with only a 348-vote majority.

The six-term Bagan Datuk MP secured 16,578 votes; followed by Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin from Pakatan Harapan (PH) with 16,230 votes, Dr Muhammad Faiz Na'aman (PN) 8,822 votes and Mohamed Tawfik Ismail (independent) 226 votes.

In the 14th General Election (GE14), Zahid beat PKR's Pakhrurrazi Arshad and Pas' Ata Abdul Muneim Hasan Adli with a majority of 5,073 votes.

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