REGAIN TRUST IN SELANGOR,
Public acceptance of BN will make it easier to wrest state, says Zahid
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.