SEMENYIH POLLS | Pakatan Harapan deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin said today that the Harapan government would continue to address the people’s woes despite having to tackle various problems, including the huge debt left behind by the previous administration.
The home minister said the past eight months of the Harapan administration were not sufficient a period for the government to repair all the damage the country had suffered.
Addressing a press conference at the coalition's main operations room for the Semenyih state by-election, he said no government would have been able to do just that during such a short period.
Muhyiddin said the Harapan government was taking various initiatives to help the people.
“But the people are not aware of this. We will explain it one by one so that no one will deliberately twist the facts and say we have done nothing to help the people,” he said.
In this regard, he asked the people and voters in Semenyih not to allow themselves to be influenced by any allegation of the government not having done anything for them.
Muhyiddin, who is also Bersatu president, said he was satisfied with Harapan's preparation for the by-election but called on the election machinery to step up the campaign.
He also said that Harapan had a strong election machinery and its component parties helped one another and it was not concerned whether PAS supported Barisan Nasional or otherwise.
Following up on Bersatu in Sabah
On another matter, Muhyiddin said Bersatu would take follow-up measures following the party’s entry into Sabah, after the Semenyih by-election.
The first step would be to make a detailed screening of the applications for Bersatu membership, especially from former Umno leaders in the state.
The Semenyih by-election is a four-cornered contest between Aiman, Zakaria Hanafi (BN), Kuan Chee Heng (Independent) and Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul (PSM).
The by-election is being held following the death of the Harapan assemblyperson, Bakhtiar Mohd Nor of Bersatu, on Jan 11.