‘BN HAS TO COUNTER OP­PO­SI­TION’S LIES’

Lies can jeop­ar­dise coun­try’s fu­ture, says Rah­man

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RIZAL­MAN HAMMIM AND HALIM SAID BATU PAHAT news@nst.com.my

BARISAN Na­sional has to draw the line and counter the op­po­si­tion’s lies and false ac­cu­sa­tions to safe­guard the fu­ture of the coun­try. BN strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor Datuk Seri Abd Rah­man Dahlan said the time had come for BN to tell the peo­ple that the op­po­si­tion’s po­lit­i­cal ap­proach was dan­ger­ous to the coun­try.

“They have been say­ing that Malaysia is a failed state, which is a big lie. This is dan­ger­ous not to BN but the peo­ple be­cause this could jeop­ar­dise the fu­ture of the coun­try,” said Rah­man.

He said BN had never run away from fac­ing the op­po­si­tion be­cause BN was a gov­ern­ment that had a clear vi­sion for the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try and its peo­ple of var­i­ous races.

“We have no prob­lem ex­plain­ing to the peo­ple mat­ters re­lat­ing to 1Malaysia De­vel­op­ment Bhd and the RM2.6 bil­lion do­na­tion.

“Now, we have to con­front th­ese lies. As the op­po­si­tion, they know that if the econ­omy con­tin­ues to grow and the coun­try con­tin­ues to de­velop, the peo­ple will not sup­port them. That is why they are mak­ing th­ese false ac­cu­sa­tions about the econ­omy,” said Rah­man at the “Ceramah Rakyat” road­show at Dataran Seng­garang here yes­ter­day.

Other speak­ers in­cluded Umno Supreme Coun­cil mem­ber and Batu Pahat divi­sion chief Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi, MCA vice-pres­i­dent Datuk Chua Tee Yong and state MIC chief Datuk M. Aso­jan.

“Has any­body asked the op­po­si­tion about their poli­cies re­gard­ing the econ­omy, ed­u­ca­tion or for­eign re­la­tions? The op­po­si­tion’s dirty ap­proach will only di­vide the peo­ple,” said Rah­man.

He said he re­alised that there were peo­ple who voted with their emo­tions, and urged them to check the facts be­fore believ­ing the op­po­si­tion’s ac­cu­sa­tions.

“You have to look at the big pic­ture and choose a party that has a vi­sion to con­tinue de­vel­op­ing the coun­try for its peo­ple,” said Rah­man.

Chua, mean­while, lam­basted op­po­si­tion lead­ers who were not “con­cerned” about their con­stituen­cies.

Chua claimed that DAP ad­viser and Ge­lang Patah mem­ber of par­lia­ment Lim Kit Siang was one such per­son, as the lat­ter had “aban­doned” his con­stituency.

BN strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor Datuk Seri Ab­dul Rah­man Dahlan (third from right), MCA vi­cepres­i­dent Datuk Chua Tee Yong (sec­ond from right) and Umno Batu Pahat divi­sion chief Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi (left) at the ‘Ceramah Rakyat’ road­show at Dataran Seng­garang in Batu Pahat yes­ter­day. PIC BY ADI SAFRI

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