BAHAU: Rumours on Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan contesting at the parliamentary seat in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14) is just part of a psychological manouevre.
Mohamad said despite repeated statements that he would be defending his Rantau state seat in the GE14 and not at the parliamentary level, the rumour mill continues to churn.
The Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar said the rumour had been deliberately disseminated by certain parties to trigger anxiety among his supporters and voters.
“I see this as a psychological war launched to cause uneasiness among my supporters. These parties are aware that I am anchoring the state and it is likely that I will be re-elected as the Menteri Besar once again, if I continue to contest at the state seat.
“It’s normal (spreading rumour). Politicking is normal within and outside the party but normally it is always the latter.
“It’s their way to create chaos among party members. It’s their way to distract my focus but I won’t lose focus (in GE14),” he told reporters here today.
Mohamad who is also state Barisan Nasional chairman was commenting on a rumour that he would be contesting at the Rembau parliamentary seat in GE14 to enable him to be appointed as minister at the Federal level.
Mohamad, who has extensive experience in business and corporate industry before being involved in politics is said to be the best candidate to fill the trade and industry portfolio.
Earlier, Mohamad launched the Bahau Business Square, which was formerly known as Bahau Hawkers Centre which is built at a cost of RM3.975 million featuring 112 booths equipped with a variety of amenities.