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Barisan Nasional's candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election, Datuk Lokman Noor Adam said the meeting would be held this week to seek the Islamic party's assistance with BN's campaign. Pix by Roslin Mat Tahir

KLANG: Barisan Nasional's candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election, Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, will hold a meeting with Pas leaders over a possible political cooperation between the two parties ahead of polling day.

Lokman said the meeting would be held this week to seek the Islamic party's assistance with BN's campaign.

"We plan to meet Pas leaders over this matter. We hope the outcome will be positive. Pas' support is important to strengthen the voice of Muslims and Malays.

"What the people are saying is true. If (based on previous polls results) BN's 11,518 votes are added together with Pas' (7,573 votes), we would still lose to PKR which managed to rake in 23,998 votes.

"But at least we will be able to reduce PKR's vote-majority, and the cooperation will be a benchmark for future joint-endeavours," Lokman said when met during his campaign rounds in Taman Sri Andalas on Sunday.

At the same time, Lokman, who is also Umno Supreme Council member, raised an issues concerning difficulties in securing business licences in the state.

"It doesn't matter if BN wins or loses. We will still fight for the business licence issue.

"In my meetings with the people, I have been told that many foreigners were given permits to set up food stalls. It raises a question as to why the locals are being denied of such rights."

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