KUKUP – The campaign promise by Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Jeck Seng on umrah for senior citizens is a form of bribery.
According to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, BERSIH 2.0 should investigate that matter first and not criticise the Johor state government for handing out the RM1,000 fishermen’s aid to the fishermen in Southern Johor as a form of votes buying.
The President of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) said, the government has the responsibility in helping the people anytime and not merely tied to a by-election.
Therefore, he requested BERSIH to speak based on facts and be realistic when they raise an issue.
“The government will not merely depend on the Tanjung Piai by-election. The government needs to continue its service to the people all the time, without limiting itself to a time frame in Mersing or to any other parts which needed assistance.
“I would like to ask the candidate of BN, if he wins, he’ll send people for umrah. What about that promise? Isn’t that an element of corruption? BERSIH needs to look into this,” he said during a news conference when asked to comment on BERSIH 2.0’s statement which slammed the Johor state government for abusing government’s funds during the by-election campaign by handing out RM1,000 aid to the fishermen in Southern Johor.
Muhyiddin also urged BERSIH to challenge the government at court.
“If they want to challenge us in court, the court will favour the government too. The state government is helping the people, is that a form of bribery?
“It is not a bribery as we need to help the poor and the sick.
“We cannot stop assisting the people. If people are dieing in Tanjung Piai, should we allow them to just die? We stop giving them medications? Can we say that?” said the Home Minister. -MalaysiaGazette