Koh: Accept party’s choice of GE candidates

(Bernama) – KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon today asked all party members to accept the candidates selected by the party leadership to contest in the next general election.

He said the party had begun evaluating potential candidates through interviews for more than a year now.

“The selection of candidates is very important for the next general election.

“We will always, with an open mind, give every interested individual a fair chance to be a candidate,” he said in his presidential address at the 40th national delegates conference of the party opened by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, at Menara PGRM, here.

In a spirited tone, Koh asked the delegates: “So, are you willing to accept the decision? Are you willing to support the decision?”

The delegates replied in unison with a resounding “Yes”.

Koh said that once the final decision has been made on candidates, the party members should accept it with “one heart” in the spirit of the party’s slogan “Satu Hati”.

He said that as the president, he would decide on the candidates by giving the due consideration.

“As the president, I shall fully decide with the best interest of the party and I will definitely fight together with you on the ground,” he said.