SUNGAI BESAR, Jun 11 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi did not rule out the possibility of a ‘reverse psychology’ campaign to discredit Barisan Nasional in the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election. The BN vice-president explained ‘reverse psychology’ as “a person who appeared to praise BN but is actually sowing hatred for the party”.
“We must understand that during campaigns, various tactics could possibly be employed, including reverse psychology to provoke hatred for BN,” he told reporters after visiting the Sabak Bernam district police headquarters’ tactical base here, yesterday. He was asked about the woman who allegedly criticised DAP and PAS after Friday prayers at a mosque in Pasir Panjang here.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said he would investigate the matter and if it was true, BN must take stern action. During his visit to Sungai Besar today, Ahmad Zahid also distributed 2,000 packets of porridge sponsored by the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) at the Ramadan bazaar in Sekinchan. He also spent about an hour visiting several stalls and mingled with members of the public at the bazaar.
He also joined about 3,000 residents for breaking of fast and Maghrib prayers at Masjid Nurul Falah, Tali Air Tujuh, Sekinchan. Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan, Umno Youth Chief, Khairy Jamaluddin and BN candidate, Budiman Mohd Zohdi were also present. Meanwhile, the deputy prime minister presented Hari Raya cash gifts to 100 orphans, 300 single mothers, persons with disabilities and other needy groups. — Bernama