In Penang, BN plans ‘attack and explain’ offensive
GEORGE TOWN, June 10 — Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) will use the “attack and explain” approach in countering the opposition’s propaganda over various issues aimed at confusing the public.
State BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow said the strategy would be activated through the ‘Semboyan Dibunyikan’ (Sounding the Siren) programme from June 14 to July 15, which would be simultaneously launched in the state’s 13 parliamentary constituencies.
“This approach will focus on exposing the truth on issues often played up by the Pakatan (Rakyat) government to win public support.
“For example, the state government claimed that its debt had been settled but managing the settling of the debt had actually been left to the federal government,” he told reporters after a briefing on the state BN general election strategies for the coming 13th general election, here, today.
He said Penang BN would use various approaches including engaging the alternative media and getting party leaders to “turun padang” (go to ground) and distribute pamphlets explaining the “real situation” in Penang during the four years under the administration of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Teng said Penang BN’s information dissemination would be boosted by the participation of over 40 BN alternative media practitioners who were ready to help make the mission of wresting back Penang a success.
“This number is sufficient for the task of disseminating accurate information to the public, especially those who always use the Internet to access information.”
Teng said among the issues to be focused on were press freedom, building of low-cost houses by the state government and traffic congestion.
He urged each BN component to treat BN’s dismal performance in the last general election as a lesson, and said they should also not doubt their own capability in ensuring BN’s victory in the coming 13th general election. — Bernama