Sunday, February 08, 2009

PAS MP FOR BUKIT GANTANG, ROSLAN SHAHARUM DIES

PAS Member of Parliament for Bukit Gantang Roslan Shaharum, aged 50, passed away this morning of a heart attack.

Sources inform that Roslan was out cycling near his home in Changkat Lallang, Batu Gajah, when he suddenly collapsed.

Roslan leaves behind 10 children.

His body is now in the Batu Gajah Hospital.

A by-election which must be held within 60 days will be a referendum on the political situation in Perak while it is reveal that it comes at an awkward time for UMNO, with the UMNO general assembly due in late March.

The parliamentary constituency of Bukit Gantang includes the state seat of Changkat Jering which was won by PKR's Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu who recently threw his support behind Barisan Nasional.

Time for the Perak rakyat to show their 'anger' at the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional government by defeating their candidate.

news n picture courtesy of Malaysiakini