KUALA TERENGGANU, March 23 – The people’s strong support for the Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership in Terengganu has given the state government a good impression in facing the upcoming 13th general election. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the good relationship between the people and local leaders had open more eyes on BN’s capability to make a paradigm shift in the state.
Muhyiddin, who is also BN deputy chairman and Umno deputy president, said Terengganu, which is currently under the leadership of Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, was an important state for BN.
“There exists a very close relationship between the leaders and the people.
“This is indeed very good because when the time comes, we need the people’s support to ensure victory for BN and hence, to continue doing what we do in Terengganu and in the country,” he said when addressing over 10,000 people attending the people’s feast in Kampung Petai Bubus here today.
Muhyiddin also called on the people to remember their sufferings under the PAS-led state government from 1999 to 2004 when casting their votes in the next general election.
“Do not give your votes to the opposition again because it is feared that history may repeat itself. People will suffer, their wellbeing will not be taken care of and people’s project will not be implemented if the state is ruled by the opposition party,” he said.
Muhyiddin said he wondered why some people were still keen on supporting PAS when it was obvious that the party had failed to solve several major issues in Kelantan.
“In Kedah, logging activities have become rampant and uncontrolled, but it is the people who are facing the consequences.
“They have started to hate the opposition and its leaders who are obviously interested only in achieving their personal goals and party interests,” he added.