Felda areas in Johor remain BN stronghold, says MB

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Felda areas in Johor remain the political stronghold of Umno and BN and the support of these communities will ensure their victory in the next general election, said Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

He said there would be no "political tsunami" to the opposition from the voters in the Felda communities as they backed the BN government.

Khaled spoke to reporters after presenting land titles at Felda Ulu Penggeli, Kampung Seri Cahaya and Kampung Ilham in the Sembrong parliamentary constituency of Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein in Kluang.

A total of 607 settlers received the titles, 264 of them from Felda Ulu Penggeli, 133 from Kampung Sri Cahaya and 210 from Kampung Ilham.

Khaled, who is Johor BN chairperson, said the Felda communities were wise enough to evaluate what the government had done for them.

Meanwhile, Hishammuddin advised Felda settlers to be wary of opposition tactics to manipulate issues in the run-up to the general election.

He said opposition attempts to trigger a "Malay tsunami" of voters to the opposition would be unsuccessful because the Felda settlers knew that the BN took care of their welfare.

- Bernama

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