TEMERLOH, Feb 24 (Bernama) - The camaraderie of childhood friends between candidates and the local community will be UMNO Temerloh's strength to recapture the Temerloh parliamentary constituency and two state seats in the 14th General Election (GE14).
Temerloh UMNO Division chief Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin said local-born candidates would be the determining factor for the party's win, being the constituents becoming fed-up with the antics of 'import' elected representatives,.
"The voters want local candidates ... those who can be met at any time, or if not, have families and their homes are in Temerloh which we can head to if there are urgent matters. This is the role of childhood friends.
"Many of my friends were born in Temerloh, we swam in the river together, went fishing together and then went to further our studies, but we still return to Temerloh to serve because to us this is our world.
"The voters want those who know Temerloh like the backs of their hands, know who the old timers are here, know what's going on and what will happen such as floods and how to overcome them.....