By Nizam Zain
KIMANIS – The survey conducted by Ilham Centre was allegedly done with political motives and not on the basis of an honest professional political analyst.
Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said, surveys like that would be prone to give advantage for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Parti Warisan Nasional (Warisan).
“That is their propaganda. There were people from IDE (Darul Ehsan Institute) providing analysis saying that PH will win in Tanjung Piai during the Tanjung Piai Parliamentary by-election.
“But, we won with huge majority, more than 15,000 majority votes in Tanjung Piai.
“We cannot depend on surveys which are made with political motives. They are politically based. Not based on true, honest analyst,” he told the media after meeting the voters at Dindong in Kampung Bambangan, elaborating on the survey by Ilham Centre which predicted that the candidate from Warisan, Datuk Karim Bujang will win the Kimanis by-election destroying the strong fort of Barisan Nasional (BN).
The survey found that Karim, the former State Assemblyman of Bongawan has a 57 percent advantage compared to the candidate from BN, Datuk Mohamad Alamin.
According to its key researcher Dr Muhd Yusri Ibrahim, the result of the survey was based on 491 respondents who were registered voters in Kimanis.
Meanwhile, Najib also reminded the supporters and engines of BN to continue to work hard until the final moments to ensure BN’s victory.
“We will continue to go full steam ahead. We cannot think that our job is done.
“We must ensure that our supporters go out and vote. We must continue our work,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette