Former Chairman of the Perlis UMNO Liaison Body, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim express that he is not a person who pursues political gain but rather pursues the struggle to further strengthen UMNO Perlis
He reiterated his previous stance that he would never leave UMNO, despite no longer holding the post of Chairman of the Perlis UMNO Liaison Body.
“I remain loyal to UMNO. What worries me right now is other people losing their stand to UMNO. What is important here is that I used to be the ‘commander’ of UMNO Perlis for many elections and we won.”
“I won the election and became the second candidate to win with the highest majority in Perlis. In fact, I won because the UMNO people supported me and the people also voted for me.”
“”The question of whether I will leave UMNO should be addressed to people who have just joined UMNO and then given a reward” he told reporters after completing the congregational tarawih prayers at Dewan Warisan
He said the collaboration with the new incumbent, Datuk Seri Azlan Man as something positive in strengthening UMNO Perlis.
However, he hoped that Azlan, who is also the Menteri Besar of Perlis, would be able to attend the Perlis UMNO Liaison Meeting where previously the Kangar UMNO Division Head was accused of failing to attend the meeting.
“I also don’t want to comment on some UMNO grassroots rejecting Azlan’s appointment, most importantly I want to make sure the entire Arau Division got a huge win in the next general election.” Shahidan said
On 24th April, UMNO decided to appoint the Menteri Besar of Perlis, Datuk Seri Azlan Man as the new Chairman of the UMNO Perlis Liaison Body to replace Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.