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DPM dismisses claim Harapan gov't not delivering on manifesto

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Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today dismissed claims that the Pakatan Harapan government is not delivering on its election manifesto and upholding the rights of the Malays and Islam.

The deputy prime minister said the opposition was playing up such issues in campaigning for the Sungai Kandis by-election.

"How many days have we (Harapan) been in the government? How long was BN in the government? That's what I need to ask back," she told reporters after attending a free health screening programme organised by the Kampung Baru Al-Islam Specialist Hospital, Kuala Lumpur with the health bureau of Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) in Klang today.

Also present were Education Minister Maszlee Malik and PKR candidate for the state by-election, Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni.

The Sungai Kandis by-election has been necessitated by the death of the assemblyperson, Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei of PKR, on July 2.

Polling is on Aug 4 for the three-cornered contest that also involves Lokman Noor Adam of BN and independent candidate K Murthy.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was reported as saying that the government needed more than 100 days to fulfil the election promises.

Some of the promises had been fulfilled including the elimination of the blacklist of borrowers of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) and the abolishment of the goods and services tax (GST).

Asked on the decision by PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli to contest the deputy presidency in the party’s coming elections, Wan Azizah, who is PKR president said: “We have democratic rights.”

She also shared about the condition of Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who had recently undergone surgery to remove a pancreatic tumour.

"I just came back from Singapore after visiting Muhyiddin and thank God, he is getting stronger after the surgery. He also thanked all those who had prayed for his speedy recovery," she said.

- Bernama


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