The Johor state election polling day is just around the corner and politicians are now making their last attempt to gain the votes and trust from the people.
Recently, the vice president of PAS, Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has urged Johoreans to not be deceived by the development promises made by Barisan Nasional (BN) and UMNO and reject the coalition during the state election.
During an event in Pontian, Johor, Amar drew comparisons between Malaysia and Singapore, saying Singapore was more developed because it was never ruled by UMNO and its allies in BN.
“Which is more developed, Singapore or Malaysia? Surely it is Singapore. I’m sorry to be so direct in asking, but is UMNO in Singapore? Is BN in Singapore? No.” he was quoted saying by FMT.
“This means without UMNO, it is easier to develop the country, so much so that many Malaysians cross the causeway every day to work in Singapore,” the PAS veteran said.
He then promoted the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, which PAS is a part of, can help develop Johor develop. He added that they have never promised that they will build roads and bridges if they form the government because that is every government’s duty.
Look at your own backyard
Meanwhile, Mohd Amar’s reminder has gained the attention of the people, with many asking the PAS veteran to look at his own “backyard” before making that statement.
“I can accept if he is not from any parties but when I know which party he’s from, it’s immediately invalid to me. So confident of him to say that.” a netizen said.
Aku boleh terima kalau dia tak ada dlm parti mana2 tapi bila tahu dia dari PAS jadi tak valid dah hahaha confident gila— Noice (@mdanasmn) March 10, 2022
Johor Barisan Nasional chief Hasni Mohammad has also taken the opportunity to shoot back at PAS, by saying that Singapore could be more developed if it was led by UMNO.
According to Malaysiakini, Hasni was quoted as saying that Umno can match the ruling People’s Action Party in Singapore.
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