“Many households in Pelangai hang BN flags but they secretly adore PN”

ONE truly wonders if such observation by Kelantan PAS women’s wing chief Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff can hold water or this is just a last-minute ploy to fish for votes as polling for the Pelangai state seat by-election is due tomorrow (Oct 7).

“There are houses where the Barisan Nasional (BN) flag is hung with a notice that ‘our family are BN supporters,” quipped the four-term Rantau Panjang MP.

“This seems to be deliberately placed and tucked by the sides of the window but when we actually chat with the homeowners, they like both Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (the coalition’s chairman).”

Apparently, Siti Zailah shared her observation when interviewed by Pahang PAS Dewan Muslimat (women’s wing) election director Yusma Yusof following her campaigning for the Pelangai state assembly by-election yesterday (Oct 5).

In fact, she claimed that many households were disappointed with the development of the government’s administration which greatly depressed life with the high prices of daily necessities, especially rice and sugar.

Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff making her campaign rounds in Pelangai yesterday (Oct 5)

“When you take it as a whole of what I was able to gather in my mingling with the people, their hearts are close to PN but maybe some parties which I’m uncertain have posed some form of challenges or threat on them,” revealed Siti Zailah.

“They seem afraid to support us openly but quietly, they’ve promised to vote for us,” added the first PAS female politician to be made deputy minister of women, family and community development (during the administration of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob).

The Election Commission (EC) has fixed tomorrow (Oct 7) as polling day for the Pelangai state seat by-election in Pahang. The by-election was called following the death of its BN-UMNO incumbent Datuk Seri Johari Harun, 53, who was killed in the plane crash near Bandar Elmina, Shah Alam on Aug 17.

According to EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh, the by-election involves a total of 16,456 voters consisting of 16,417 ordinary voters, 36 policemen and three overseas absentee voters. The entire exercise is expected to cost RM2.1 mil. – Oct 6, 2023

Main pic credit: HarakahDaily

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