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by mazwin nik anis, yuen meikeng, christina tan, AND rahimy rahim
With the people: Chew talking to some Hindu devotees at the Om Sri Pechai Amman Aalayam temple in Sungai Chua, Kajang. - Bernama
KAJANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on Kajang voters to throw their support behind Barisan Nasional to pave the way for greater co-operation between the races and to allow more development to take place.
The Barisan chairman reminded voters that today’s by-election, dubbed “Kajang Move”, was created by PKR for its own political interest.
“The polls are held at a time when the Government has to manage international efforts of a massive scale to search for the missing flight MH370 along with its 239 passengers and crew.
“Let us all pray that our search and rescue efforts will bear fruit. We must not politicise the issue because what actually happened to the plane remains a mystery to the investigators,” he said.
Najib said Barisan was disappointed that the Kajang by-election became a platform for Pakatan Rakyat to tarnish the image of former leaders.
He said such attacks did not reflect well on the detractors.
Barisan deputy chairman and election director Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hopes for a peaceful polling day and that voters will come out to exercise their right.
He said the so-called “Kajang Move” has failed when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the original candidate for the Kajang by-election, could not contest as he had been sentenced to jail.
“It is a known fact that this by-election is to allow Anwar to be part of the Selangor legislative assembly with the aim of making him the Mentri Besar.
“The Kajang by-election shows how PKR leaders put their political interest above that of the people,” he added.
Muhyiddin said Barisan had decided to contest in Kajang to offer the people an elected representative who can serve them well.
“We place Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun not to make her the Mentri Besar. Chew is our candidate because we know she is able to serve the people with integrity if elected,” he added.
Meanwhile, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal hoped that the Kajang people would exercise their right wisely for their long term interests.
“Vote for a representative who is capable of serving the people,” he said after a house-to-house campaign at Batu 10 yesterday.
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