ZAMBRY: WE’RE NOT RUFFLED BY TALK

Perak BN not both­ered by op­po­si­tion’s threats of win­ning the state in GE14

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NURADZIMMAH DAIM IPOH news@nst.com.my

PERAK Barisan Na­sional (BN) is not intimidated by talk that the op­po­si­tion will take over the state in the next gen­eral elec­tion. State BN chair­man and Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said such threats would not af­fect its ef­forts in serv­ing the peo­ple.

“We refuse to dance to their tune when they have party prob­lems of their own.

“In Perak, we know the op­po­si­tion is led by DAP.

“PKR deputy pres­i­dent and Se­lan­gor Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is wel­come here if he is able to di­vide his time be­tween Se­lan­gor and Perak.

“We are not intimidated by state­ments of op­po­si­tion lead­ers, in­clud­ing Azmin, who had said the op­po­si­tion will take back the state.

“We have been deal­ing with such threats for a long time and we will not be af­fected by them,” Zambry said, adding that he pre­ferred to let his work do the talk­ing.

BN and the op­po­si­tion hold 31 and 28 state seats, re­spec­tively in the state.

On a dif­fer­ent mat­ter, he said a few thou­sand Perak Umno grass­roots lead­ers would at­tend the party’s 71st an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, next Thurs­day.

“It has been de­cided by the Supreme Coun­cil that we will con­vene in Bukit Jalil.

On the state front, we will hold pro­grammes in con­junc­tion with the an­niver­sary, but our fo­cus will be the gath­er­ing in Bukit Jalil.”

Zambry, how­ever, re­mained coy when asked whether he would pre­sent the state Umno’s list of can­di­dates for the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion to the party’s top lead­er­ship at the gath­er­ing.

He said the party was screen­ing the can­di­dates and that they would be re­vealed in due course.

PIC BY ABDULLAH YU­SOF

Perak Barisan Na­sional chair­man and Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir says the op­po­si­tion’s threats will not af­fect BN’s ef­forts to serve the peo­ple.

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