State polls: Vote for stability, says MIC Youth chief

JOHOR BARU: Voters are urged to look at the bigger picture and vote for the coalition that can ensure stability in the country, says K. Raven Kumar.

The MIC Youth chief said Barisan Nasional should also explain its stance to the people and let them know why they should vote for the unity government in the upcoming six state elections.

"The people should... put the country first, politics second.

"Whether or not the unity government is a success can be evaluated in five years.

"What we need now is a stable government for the benefit of all," the Johor tourism, environment, heritage and culture committee chairman said after attending a press conference for an upcoming theatrical production here on Wednesday (May 24).

Raven Kumar was asked to comment on Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan's call for party supporters to cast their votes for DAP candidates in the six state elections.

On Tuesday (May 23), Johor exco member and Umno supreme council member Mohd Hairi Mad Shah said there should be no issue if the party's supporters vote for Pakatan Harapan candidates – including those from DAP – in the upcoming elections as the younger voters were more politically aware and were not as influenced by negative sentiment played up by the previous generation.

In February, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the six states in which polls are due this year had reached an understanding to dissolve their respective legislative assemblies in the last two weeks of June.

The six are Penang, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah.

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