People: Candidates to watch

BN incumbent in Johor's Pulai ward relies on broad appeal

Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed giving a child a high five at the Johor Baru Arulmigu Rajamariamman temple last Saturday. In the 2013 elections, Mr Nur Jazlan won the Pulai seat by a margin of 3,226 votes, beating PAS candidate Salahuddin Ayu
Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed giving a child a high five at the Johor Baru Arulmigu Rajamariamman temple last Saturday. In the 2013 elections, Mr Nur Jazlan won the Pulai seat by a margin of 3,226 votes, beating PAS candidate Salahuddin Ayub.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

Despite the rain, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Pulai constituency in Johor, insisted on attending seven different events while visiting his constituents on Friday evening .

At 9.40pm, he emerged from a black Honda Accord and rushed to address residents in Bukit Indah, a 25-minute drive from Tuas Checkpoint. With his hair wet and glasses fogged up, Mr Nur Jazlan, speaking in Mandarin, said: "Dui buqi wo yidian wan", or sorry, I'm a little late.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2018, with the headline 'BN incumbent in Johor's Pulai ward relies on broad appeal'. Print Edition | Subscribe