Kedahans more focused on economic recovery than politics


SUNGAI PETANI: Despite the political turbulence taking place in their state, Kedahans seem to be more preoccupied with economic recovery as a result of the movement control order (MCO).

Motorcycle spare parts shop owner Tan Soon Inn, 33, said although he was aware of the political issues taking place, his mind was on more important things.

“We do appreciate what has been done for us in Kedah but to be honest right now, it does not matter.

“As long as the government has our needs and recovery in mind, we appreciate it.

“It does not matter who runs the state or the country, as long as it is run well and the people are put first.

“It has been a struggle to keep my shop as we were not allowed to operate, and now that we are open for business, not many are aware that we have reopened.

“I just hope things go back to normal soon as our loss of income is drastic,” he said at his shop near Jalan Satu in Sungai Petani yesterday.

Salesman G. Prasanth, 20, said he read up on the political scenario in the state and country but his focus was on his online sales.

“Right now there is not much work and I need to make money.

“We have switched to online sales but it is not the same.

“I do read the news online and I know there are issues taking place but I am distracted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the issues that have arisen due to it.

“I do hope whoever is in power looks to our needs and helps the state and the country get back to normal.

“It does not matter who is in charge as long as the right policies are implemented,” he added.

Two PKR assemblymen in Kedah aligned to former PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali have quit the party with immediate effect yesterday.

Azman Nasrudin (Lunas) and Dr Robert Ling (Sidam) announced they had lost confidence in the party and chose to quit the party.

They had said they were inclined towards joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Azman said both he and Dr Ling have taken a lot of things into consideration before making the choice to leave PKR.

They are pledging support for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

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