LUNDU – Lundu town is usually quiet, but the atmosphere here was lively Tuesday morning with the presence of Azizul Annuar Adenan, the youngest son of Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu, the Barisan Nasional candidate in the upcoming Tanjong Datu by-election.
He stole the limelight as he went on a campaign walkabout on behalf of his mother.
He went from shop to shop, shaking hands and exchanging greetings with traders and other residents me met, and most importantly, bringing to them his mother’s campaign message.
Azizul, 26, was accompanied on his walkabout, by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president, Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian.
“My mum sends her ‘salam’ (greetings) to all the voters in Tanjong Datu,” national news agency Bernama quoted him as saying.
“Her message to the voters is to put their trust in her, definitely she will continue my late father’s (Tan Sri Adenan Satem) legacy in this area and continue fighting for the people of Sarawak,” he said when met by reporters.
Jamilah is unable to go on a by-election campaign trail as she is still observing the “edah” (mourning) period, as required in Islam, following her husband’s demise from heart complications on Jan 11.
Azizul who appeared pumped up for the task of representing his mother in the by-election campaign, said she had been reminding him to take care of his meals and to keep to the programme that been planned for him.
He said the family members would be campaigning for Jamilah and they had already received the programme schedule drawn up by the (BN) election machinery.