ALOR SETAR: Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak has been accused of twisting his own words when he said the Sayangi Kedah Sejahtera commemorative book was not solely about the achievements of the state government alone, but the Federal Government as well.
Kedah Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Paduka Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said Azizan was trying to avoid embarrassment when it was proven that the book contained false information.
“He is saying this because he knew that the state government had made mistakes in the book and they are now trying to cover their shame,” he said in a statement here yesterday.
Azizan had reportedly clarified on Tuesday that the book did not state that the development and achievements in Kedah belonged to the state government alone, but also to the Federal Government.
Since the book was distributed last week, several Barisan leaders had accused the Kedah government of providing misleading information.
The book had said that the state government had built 12 mosques, but they were actually built by the Federal Government.
Ahmad Bashah said Azizan was quoted as saying that the book's contents were about the state government's achievements and the rakyat can gauge the Pakatan Rakyat state government's successes.
“The book is said to contain the successes of the state government. So, why are they now saying that the book also credits the Federal Government?,” he added.
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