Opposition knows BN is bolstered by ‘blue wave’, says DPM
BATU KURAU, June 17 — The opposition pact is denigrating the nation’s electoral system, saying it is unfair and fraudulent, because it knows the Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership is riding high on the full support of a “blue wave,” said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Muhyiddin elaborated that the wave was now being felt by people throughout the country and, more importantly, in the opposition states as well.
“In Penang, there’s awareness among the Chinese voters today that there’s no better choice than BN. The Kelantanese are inspired by the red (Umno) wave,” he said at a ‘Kenduri Rakyat’ lunch gathering here today.
He remarked that the credibility of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is in doubt because he has yet to deny the various allegations linked to him.
Anwar’s credibility is further at stake due to the lack of denial over claims that he has 20 foreign bank accounts amounting to RM3 billion, he added.
Muhyiddin reminded members and supporters of BN that the number of electoral seats was critical as losing seats or having insufficient seats could lead to BN not being able to form a government or command two-thirds in the state assemblies or the Dewan Rakyat.
“Seats are important in a general election. BN has lost and won. We could not secure two-thirds in the Dewan Rakyat. This proved that the general election was fair and clean,” he said.
Muhyiddin and local BN leaders joined the people for lunch at the Kenduri Rakyat at Padang Astaka Batu Kurau here.
Muhyiddin, who was on a one-day working trip to Perak today, went on a walkabout at the Changkat Jering weekly market in Taiping and attended the ‘Promises Fulfilled Tour’ programme at the Advanced Technology Training Centre (ADTEC) in Kamunting. — Bernama