JOHOR BAHRU - Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad is raring to contest and defend his Johor Bahru parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) and face any 'heavyweight' opposition candidate.
"Initially, I predicted the GE14 to be plain sailing. But then I hear these things about people coming to Johor including Khalid Abd Samad (Shah Alam MP), so I thought, since everyone is interested in Johor, I too want to be in the game and face them in any situation."
Shahrir told reporters this after a '4 All' dialogue here last night, which was also attended by UMNO Information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who is also MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The Felda chairman was commenting on the opposition's plan to make Johor as a 'frontline state in GE14.
He reiterated that he would not retreat but was ready to face off with any formidable candidate from the opposition in the parliamentary constituency.
"With their Mahathir (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad)... their Anwar (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) and their Muhyiddin (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin), and Kit Siang (Lim Kit Siang).
"They all want to make Johor