Opposition not fulfilling past promises

Sharing a laugh: Ahmad Zahid (in purple) and Pulai MP and Nur Jazlan (far left) at the Pulai Umno delegates meeting.

JOHOR BARU: The Opposition has only managed to fulfil 15% of its manifesto since the general election in 2008 said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Ahmad Zahid said that based on research done, the Opposition have failed to fulfil 85% of their past promises.

“They have been given about four years and they have not even managed to fulfil their promises in the states governed by them,” he said during a press conference after speaking at the Pulai Umno Delegates meeting here on Sunday.

Ahmad Zahid said an example of some of the promises was to provide 20cubic meters of free water to their residents in the Opposition owned states,” he said adding that the Opposition have failed to do this.

“They cannot even fulfill their promises at the state level what more if given an opportunity to form the Government,” he said.

He added that comparatively, Barisan Nasional (BN) have managed to fulfill 87% of the promises made within their manifesto since the first General Election in 1959.

“Of course, we have about 13% left to fulfill but these loopholes will be looked into,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid explained that the cooperation of DAP, PAS and PKR were just a marriage of convenience and a temporaty measure.

“These parties only need each other when the elections are drawing near and their partnership will not hold strong because they have different agendas,” he said.

He added that this could clearly be seen in Penang with DAP trying pushing to contest for two thirds of the seats so that they can continue to govern without the aid of PKR and PAS.

“The Opposition parties should work individually and stop using their so called alliance to continue to deceive the people,” he said.

Meanwhile, on a separate matter, Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, who was also at the press conference, said that he welcomed Johor-born PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub interest in contesting for the Pulai seat for the coming general election.

“If he wants to contest, he can try but that does not mean that he will win,” he said when questioned on the matter.

He added that Salahuddin who is also Kubang Kerian MP, only showed interest in the Pulai seat as it is traditionally contested by PAS.

“I have also gone down to the ground to ask about Salahuddin and his intention and many of the residents here do not even know who he is.

“There is also no major issue that affects the people within the Pulai parliamentary area and therefore there is no need for them to consider changing their representative,” he said.

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