PERIKATAN Nasional (PN) is a multi-racial party that does not only represent the Malays said a party leader.
Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is also the Selangor PN state chairman, stated that the party values the support from other races, especially Chinese and Indians, despite the fact that Malays make up the bulk of its supporters.
“Our party (PN) is not a Malay party because it is a multi-racial party. Therefore, we want to reassure the Chinese and Indians that if they vote for PN in the state polls next month, we would look after their welfare,” he said.
The former Gombak MP further urged all Selangor folks to cast their vote for PN in order to alleviate the state’s current economic problems.
“If PN wins the Selangor state election, the first thing I want to fix is the state’s economy, which is the economic powerhouse in this country,” Azmin said after an event in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya last night (July 26).
He emphasised that winning the Selangor state polls is the most difficult challenge because the state also has challenges such as the wellbeing of the people of Selangor, notably the unmanaged B40 and B60 groups, in addition to the shortage of job opportunities.
Therefore, Azmin said a strong leader is required to correct any economic disaster that takes place in the state of Selangor.
“However, unfortunately the government that governs Putrajaya now has a leadership issue, which causes a lack of trust in them.
“Every economic issue in Selangor can be resolved, but it requires the support of the people of Selangor to win the Selangor state election to do so,” the former Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman said.
It was previously speculated that Azmin would be leaving his traditional Bukit Antarabangsa seat for the neighbouring Hulu Kelang, where he will face off with former Bukit Melawati assemblyman, Juwairiya Zulkifli of PKR.
Bukit Antarabangsa will now be contested by Bersatu’s legal and constitutional bureau deputy chief, Sasha Lyna Abdul Latif.
Overall, Bersatu will contest the lion’s share of seats with 31, followed by PAS (17) and Gerakan (eight) in Selangor.
PN held five seats before the state assembly’s dissolution on June 23, with Bersatu holding four seats, and PAS one.
Pakatan Harapan (PH) had 40 seats (PKR 19, DAP 15 and Amanah six, Barisan Nasional (BN) five, and Parti Bangsa Malaysia, two. – July 27, 2023
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