By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH
TANGKAK: Ledang Barisan Nasional deputy chairman Hamim Samuri wants voters to reject all ‘outsiders’ contesting in the division come May 5.
He said they contested in Ledang not for the people’s sake but to fulfil their greed for power as they thought the Pakatan Rakyat would win and form the Government.
He said the outsiders are Johor PKR deputy chairman Hassan Karim who is from Pontian and Johor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohammad who comes from Bukit Serampang in the Pagoh division.
He said they did not even know the villagers but came to contest for the opposition parties which wanted to gain control of the Government and the state government.
“Hassan is challenging me for the Ledang parliamentary seat while Dr Mahfodz wants to wrest Gambir from Barisan candidate M. Asojan.
“We in Ledang have been strong supporters of Barisan and we should continue to give our support to Barisan,” he said during a meeting with the villagers in Kampung Belemang on Sunday night.
Hamim, who was accompanied by Asojan, also said Pakatan’s plan of lowering the price of fuel would not help to lower the prices of other items such as sugar, milk, rice and other essential items.
He said Saudi Arabia was an example where the price of fuel was only 80 sen per litre, but milk and sugar cost more than RM8.
He said the low price of petroleum and diesel would not guarantee the prices of all essential items in the country would also be cheaper.
He said the Government allocated billions of ringgit for subsidy to ensure prices of essential goods did not increase.
He said the people should be able to evaluate every agenda included in Pakatan manifesto as many were not realistic and could not be achieved.
Earlier, Asojan told the villagers that they should not look at him or Hamim to cast their votes but look at the Barisan Nasional Government, which would govern the country.
“We don’t want the voters to think of us but think of the country and its future if Pakatan happens to win the general election.The Barisan Government has done plenty in bringing growth and development in Kampung Belemang and will bring greater growth if given the mandate,” he added.
SOURCE: THE STAR, 02 MAY, 2013