‘Dr Sam’ to serve as PAS poster boy in next general election


Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Pundits say PAS picked Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar as its Kemaman by-election candidate, as the Islamist party harbours lofty ambitions of going national. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 3, 2023.

PAS could have named someone else to stand in Kemaman but picked Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar as its candidate as the Islamist party readied itself to serve a bigger agenda than just to win the by-election, pundits said. 

They said PAS could win easily in the parliamentary seat even if they did not name the Terengganu menteri besar, with the party, frequently associated with religious scholars, ready to introduce a professional figure.


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