PORT DICKSON – As a young and energetic candidate, Saiful Bukhari Azlan who contested as an independent candidate at the Port Dickson byelection believed that he would be able to give his whole heart and soul to the constituency if he is given the mandate to represent them.
He also gave his guarantees that his decision to contest for the Parliamentary seat was not based on his personal agenda and if he wins, he would remain as a Member of Parliament and not hold any positions.
“I also promise that I would not resign,” he told Malaysia Gazette when asked about his priorities if he is given the mandate by the voters of P132 this 13 October.
Elaborating further, Saiful said that he is very concerned of the trend where the people’s representatives resign without valid reasons now.
He said, if he is chosen, he would propose to the Parliament and the Electoral Reform Committee to impose heavier punishments for the people’s representatives acting that way.
“They also need to be fined RM2 million to RM3 million,” he emphasized.
Meanwhile, Saiful also said that he contested on the capacity as an independent candidate because no political parties is in line with his soul at the moment.
He said, after his decision of contesting as an independent candidate, Saiful found what he has been fighting for could not be found in any political parties.
“Yes, I can see that this is in line with what I believe in, as an independent candidate, who believes in Islam.
“From there, I am able to get into politics, without getting involved with any parties,” he said.
When asked if he was born in Port Dickson, Saiful said that he was born in Johor but was raised in Seremban.
Saiful was a former aide of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He would be going up against his former boss and five other candidates namely Lt Kol (R) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar from PAS and independent candidates ranging from former Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tan Sri Isa Samad, Lau Seck Yan, Stevie Chan Keng Leong and Kan Chee Yuen.
Saiful, in 2014, accused Anwar for sodomising him where the latter served his time in jail. Anwar was freed after obtaining a royal pardon when the Pakatan Harapan coalition won the 14th General Election. – MalaysiaGazette