Peja: Negri is a rich state but poorly governed by PH

PERIKATAN Nasional (PN) Negri Sembilan chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (who goes by the moniker Peja) has expressed concern about the state’s poor governance by the Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional (PH-BN) alliance during a ceramah at Felda Palong 2 in Jempol last night (Aug 2).

“It is a state full of natural resources and in a strategic location. Unfortunately, it is not governed properly by PH who is now friends with UMNO,” mainstream daily The Star quoted the Bersatu deputy president who spoke at a ceramah in the run-up to the six state elections on Aug 12.

Peja further criticised the apparent alliance between UMNO and DAP which is an integral part of PH as merely a facade.

He alleged that both parties were acting friendly towards each other for political expediency. He questioned the feasibility of such a partnership governing the state effectively after the upcoming elections.

“UMNO (members) have come to me saying they have to act like they are friends with DAP. DAP members also said they had to act in front of UMNO. How can they both govern the state after the elections?” the former Perak menteri besar asked.

Highlighting the need for change, Peja asserted that there is now a second chance for voters to make a difference. He urged the electorate to consider the PN’s forward-thinking candidates, of which he is of the opinion that the opposition possesses the capability of governing the state efficiently.

“We have our forward candidates that can govern the state. Give us the chance to serve as Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (now PN chairman) did when he was the prime minister.”

Moreover, Peja claimed that the Bersatu president had been travelling to all states involved in the upcoming state elections as a result of PN being concerned about the current leadership of the country, implying that the incumbent administration lacked effectiveness.

The state polls for Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu will be held simultaneously on Aug 12 with early polling scheduled for Aug 8. – Aug 3, 2023


Main photo credit: Faizal Azumu’s Facebook

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