None other than BN, can determine the ‘future’ of Kelantan’s people
There are a number of reasons as to why Barisan Nasional should have renewed confidence in taking Kelantan at GE13.
The creeping religious agenda of the state administration that is frightening non-Muslims is rightly costing Pakatan Rakyat Chinese votes. The 81-year-old Menteri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat looks every bit the reluctant leader no longer fit to run a state while carrying out his national role as PAS spiritual leader.
The state is so poor it has had to ask to be included in the federal government’s oil revenue review despite the fact no oil is extracted from its coastal waters. The generous Prime Minister has included the state in the review regardless.
And it is the economics of the beleaguered state more than the sensational news stories about hairdressers that now has BN confident of making inroads in a place it hasn’t held for 22 years.
Political Secretary to the Prime Minister Datuk Mohd Fatmi Che Salleh said on Sunday that the state is laden with opportunities for economic development that have not been exploited under the PAS-led administration.
He has urged voters to be “far-sighted in determining their future” because only the BN government can truly champion the cause of the people.
“The looming general election is not to promote any candidate or leader, but more to determine the future of the people,” he said.
Fatmi’s words echo those of Najib, who believes no state is off limits at GE13. Not Penang, despite the cockiness of its Chief Minister, not Selangor which has Azmin Ali rehearsing for the MB’s job as though it is a foregone conclusion, definitely not Kedah and not Kelantan which has defied BN’s best efforts for two decades.
And it isn’t just Umno that believes it can make inroads in the state. On the back of the PAS’ social agenda that we were all promised would never meant to impact on non-Muslims, MCA has founds its voice, challenging Chinese voters as to why they would support DAP when a vote for DAP is a vote for Pakatan Rakyat and a vote for Pakatan Rakyat empowers PAS, and is really a vote for hudud.
Voters of all races and religions in Kelantan have plenty to think about before they re-elect Nik Aziz and his tired, ineffectual regime. – thechoice.my