Muhyiddin said the BN was confident of retaining the seat with a bigger majority based on feedback because all major issues pertaining to the constituency had been resolved during the general election.
In the general election, on May 5, Dr A Rahman Mokhtar of the BN beat Napisah Ismail of PAS by 2,434 votes. Rahman died of lung cancer on June 26.
Muhyiddin said the 37-year-old Tengku Zaihan would be able to not only carry on the development excellence introduced by Rahman but also inspire the younger generation in Kuala Besut to greater heights.
"Issues pertaining to agriculture and fisheries have been taken into account. Matters arising will be tackled during the election campaign. We will be able to scrutinise issues better through Tengku Zaihan," he said.
Muhyiddin said the BN would adjust its election campaign to the needs of the Ramadan fasting month, but carry out the campaign with prudence and effectiveness.
MYS LES MGN