Pub­lic ac­cep­tance of BN will make it eas­ier to wrest state, says Zahid

New Straits Times - - News -


BARISAN Na­sional must take ad­van­tage of the po­lit­i­cal cri­sis brew­ing in Se­lan­gor to re­gain the con­fi­dence of the Se­lan­gor peo­ple. Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Umno vicepres­i­dent Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi said pub­lic ac­cep­tance of BN would make it eas­ier for the party to wrest the state from the op­po­si­tion.

“We want BN to rise again in Se­lan­gor. “We must boost our ef­forts so that the peo­ple will again have strong con­fi­dence in BN and Umno in Se­lan­gor,” he said after meet­ing stu­dents and staff of Univer­siti Te­knologi Mara (UiTM) here yes­ter­day.

Present were Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Idris Ju­soh, Ur­ban Well­be­ing, Hous­ing and Local Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Tan Sri Noh Omar and UiTM vice-chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus Datuk Dr Hassan Said.

Zahid said this when com­ment­ing on the res­o­lu­tion by the Pas cen­tral work­ing com­mit­tee on Thurs­day, which de­cided that its three Se­lan­gor state exco mem­bers would re­main in the Se­lan­gor gov­ern­ment de­spite severing ties with PKR on May 11.

This mat­ter was an­nounced by Pas deputy pres­i­dent, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, who said an exco mem­ber must hold his po­si­tion as long as the Sul­tan of Se­lan­gor gave his con­sent un­der Ar­ti­cle 53 Clause 77 of the Se­lan­gor State Con­sti­tu­tion 1959.

He said BN must strengthen its elec­tion ma­chin­ery for the next gen­eral elec­tion.

“We should look at the ef­forts taken by Noh (Se­lan­gor BN chair­man) and other mem­bers of the lead­er­ship at the di­vi­sional level to wrest back the state.

“I will come down to Se­lan­gor of­ten to en­sure that the ecosys­tem that has changed would be strength­ened by the ex­ist­ing (BN) ma­chin­ery.” Ber­nama


Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi ad­dress­ing stu­dents and staff of Univer­siti Te­knologi Mara in Shah Alam yes­ter­day.

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