GE15: BN must come together to address diminishing support from voters, says MIC Youth chief


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 26 Nov 2022

JOHOR BARU: Barisan Nasional must come together and study thoroughly the reason why they are losing a significant number of voters over the years, says K. Raven Kumar.

The MIC Youth chief said that the number of votes Barisan received since the 2013 General Election has been diminishing.

"The Barisan supreme council will need to discuss and study the reason why we are losing the trust of the people.

"The graph has shown a downward trend in terms of the total number of voters in each election. So, we need to examine in detail why this is happening," he told reporters after the launching ceremony of the Johor Speed Fest here on Saturday (Nov 26), which was officiated by Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.

He said this in response to questions on the relationship among Barisan leaders and members following an initial call for the resignation of coalition chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Raven, who is also state tourism, environment, heritage and culture committee chairman, said that the season of politicking is over and the focus is now to strengthen the unity government.

"The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had decreed for the formation of a unity government and for the benefit of the people, we should focus on strengthening this unity government.

"The season of politicking is over and we should now focus on stability," he said.

He added that the formation of the unity government on the Federal level will not bring much impact on the state government, which is under Barisan's administration.

"I am very hopeful that we will have good cooperation with the Federal Government.

"Johor is among states that must be given priorities, especially as we have international borders with Singapore and Indonesia," he said.

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