HOME Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has advised people to just ignore veteran politicians like former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang, whom he regards as “troublemakers”.
Saifuddin claimed that Dr Mahathir and his new-found ally Hadi have been causing trouble for the past three decades when they should be building the nation and the duo have contributed towards destabilising the government over the past five years.
“In the last five years, both have created (political) instability in the country due to their selfish interests, not the country’s interest.
“So right now, during the candidate announcement, it’s broadcasted live in the country and overseas.
“Let people know that even though the state election is in Kedah, we want to assert that we no longer want to mention these two characters. This is the end of it, we move on,” Saifuddin said in his speech at the launching of Unity Kedah manifesto and candidate introduction in Bandar Laguna Merbok, Alor Setar, Kedah last night (July 27).
The Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP claimed that Dr Mahathir and Hadi are not promoting Malay unity.
“Politics constantly changes and in sometimes, takes unexpected turn. I was wondering what make them work together. To me it is not about Malay unity or the future of Malay community.
“Both of them represent the politics of vengeance, jealousy, hatred and outdated. Dr Mahathir is the most unhappy person when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim being appointed as the Prime Minister,” he said.
Saifuddin, who is also the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chief secretary, urged the public to vote wisely in the next state election next month.
“It should be a battle of policies, offers versus offers. Let’s start with new politics, only then we can achieve matured politics and the people do not make decision (voting) based on just politics on racial and religious sentiment.
“Let’s send them a clear signal that it is enough with the two characters, it is time to move on,” he said. – July 28, 2023
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