PORT DICKSON: Pas’ candidate for the parliamentary seat by-election here, Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar, has been forced to spend his nights in his car over the past few days, as his campaign for the polls nears the finish line.

Nazari, who has been run ragged by a tight schedule which includes meeting voters, said he has been sleeping for only four hours a day since last week.

"I have been sleeping in my car. I only manage to get some sleep in between programmes.

"But it is not really a problem. What is important is that I managed to meet many voters in areas where people usually crowd," Nazari said when met on the campaign trail in Taman Intan Perdana here.

Nazari said his machinery also leaves campaign leaflets on parked cars and motorcycles.

"I have shaken hands with 40 per cent of the voters here since nomination day on Sept 29, and the rest, during cluster ceramah gatherings," he added.

The Port Dickson by-election was called after incumbent Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah vacated the seat to make way for incoming PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to return to parliament.

Anwar is currently locked in a seven-cornered battle with contenders which include former menteri besar Tan Sri Isa Samad and Anwar’s former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Polling is on Saturday.

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Pas’ candidate for the Port Dickson parliamentary seat by-election, Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar meeting residents of Taman Intan Perdana today. Pix by Hasriyasyah Sabudin

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