PETALING JAYA: After his campaign outings in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is training his guns on the Semenyih state by-election.
The former prime minister, whose court trial on charges related to SRC International Sdn Bhd funds is scheduled to begin on Feb 25, visited Tesco Semenyih at an event to meet the people last night, around the same time Parti Sosialis Malaysia unveiled its candidate.
Najib’s visit also came on the eve of Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional naming their own candidates.
In a Facebook post, the Pekan MP slammed Pakatan ministers for going to Semenyih to fish for votes.
He said as many as seven ministers, including Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, had gone to the constituency.
“The Home Minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) also visited to announce an allocation of millions of ringgit to the police force.
“Two days before that, another Pakatan minister (Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman) provided free motor oil to voters there complete with free haircut service.
“These ministers are using government machinery and funds to implement various programmes as well as giving free goodies to voters in Semenyih,” he said.
He added that Azmin described the ministers’ visits as a mere coincidence.
“The rakyat must believe that Pakatan never lies.
“They never abuse their authority and government funds for the by-election,” Najib said sarcastically.
Other Pakatan ministers who visited Semenyih recently included Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin and Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.