“UMNO, PH can die together”: PAS Youth predicts coalition’s ‘demise’ in KKB polls

A PAS Youth leader has predicted the demise of UMNO and Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the forthcoming Kuala Kubu Baharu (KKB) by-election.

This is because UMNO’s “power abuse disease” has rapidly infected its “good friend” PH in less than two years since the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim-led coalition took over Putrajaya, said PAS Youth chief Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden.

Tatakelola sudah jadi tatakelaut (good governance has gone down the drain). This means the ‘disease’ which had previously infected UMNO, is fast spreading to PH, barely two years into its administration.

“Previously UMNO ‘died’ alone but it seems this time, UMNO and PH can die together. Live together and die together – this is true unity,” he said in a statement on Facebook on Tuesday (April 23), citing UMNO’s dismal performance in recent polls.

Afnan, who is also the Alor Setar MP, went on to urge UMNO members who are unhappy with the party’s leadership to vote for Perikatan Nasional in the May 11 by-election to “teach them a lesson”.

“In this by-election, UMNO members who don’t want the disease to continue spreading can seek the remedy. The remedy is with PN,” he remarked.

Afnan further noted that the reason UMNO was rejected by voters in the 15th general election (GE15) and the state polls was because the party had used government machinery for the benefit of the party.

“For decades, UMNO had established itself among the Malay community. In fact, the vast majority of civil servants had supported UMNO’s struggle once upon a time,” he stated.

“However, when UMNO began using government agencies and machinery for its own benefit, there was unrest among civil servants until the majority of them eventually decided to not vote for UMNO in the last election.”

The Kuala Kubu Baharu state seat in Selangor fell vacant following the demise of DAP assemblyman Lee Kee Hiong on March 21.

Lee, 58, who had held the seat since 2013, had battled cancer for several years.

The Election Commission has fixed nomination day on April 27 and polling on May 11.

According to last year’s statistics, there are 40,015 registered voters in the constituency with Malays making up 46.4%, followed by Chinese (30.7%), Indians (18%) and others (5%). – April 23, 2024


Main pic credit: Utusan Malaysia

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