Make the Sabah state election a turning point towards a better future for Sabah, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
Muhyiddin, who is also Bersatu president, said amid the economic uncertainty and Covid-19, Sabah needs a strong state government that is aligned with the federal government
“Warisan is not part of Perikatan Nasional (PN) (federal government) …it is not in any government except state government.
“If the Sabah people choose PN and its allies, Barisan Nasional (BN) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) in the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, there will be a state government that is aligned with the federal government. By doing so, we can help Sabah, we can work together for the betterment of our people,” he said when addressing the voters in Luyang here tonight.
The present premier is hereby indulging in a well-worn UMNO-style tactic of blackmailing voters with threats of ill-treatment if they do not support the thugs in power.
Favouring voters who support you and penalising those who don’t is a disgraceful undermining of democracy and a dereliction of the duty of any government to serve the people – ALL of them, equally.
He seems to reckon he can get away with it, using scarcely coded language about how being “aligned” with the federal government will help the people’s “betterment”.
However, the busy leader has plainly not thought to adjust this line of electioneering since the morning and Anwar’s shock announcement that it is actually he who now has the majority of federal MPs and is moving to assume leadership of the federal government.
It means, according to the argument Moo has continued to peddle, that voters in Sabah should therefore do better to vote for Warisan, which is part of the Anwar coalition, and not a defeated PN, who won’t be able to bribe or blackmail anybody once the change takes place as soon as the week after the Sabah vote.