PORT DICKSON, Feb 26 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak wants the Negri Sembilan Barisan Nasional to work harder and recapture the Telok Kemang parliamentary seat and three of the five state seats within it held by the opposition.
The Prime Minister said the time had come for the voters in the constituencies to make a switch and enable the BN to manage the seats. He was addressing the people at a Leader-with-the-People gathering at the Port Dickson District and Land Office Complex square here today.
The opposition PKR won Telok Kemang in the 13th General Election when its candidate, Datuk Kamarul Baharin Abbas, beat BN’s Datuk V. S. Mogan, the MIC national information chief, and independent candidate Kamarudin Kumaravel Abdullah with a majority of 1,579 votes.
The BN holds two of the five state seats within Telok Kemang, namely Bagan Pinang and Linggi. Chuah and Port Dickson are held by PKR while Lukut is with DAP. Najib said SK Group’s revenue was about US$123 billion or RM500 billion a year, compared with Malaysia, with an annual revenue of RM280 million.
“SK Group has 5G technology. Now, we are using 4G. 5G is tens of times faster than 4G. This Fortune 100 company chooses Malaysia as its hub in this region,” he added. Last Friday, the Finance Ministry and SK Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mark the beginning of creative collaboration in key areas, such as ICT, 5G, oil and gas and green technology, as well as urban development.
At the event, SK Group, which is the second largest conglomerate by market capitalisation in South Korea, also announced tget were establishing a regional head office in Malaysia to cover Asean, India and the Middle East. Meanwhile in another development, Najib chided the opposition which described the efforts by the government to develop Langkawi as ‘dedak’ or a gift in the run up to GE14.
“This was already included in the 11MP (11th Malaysia Plan) much earlier, I announce on behalf of the government and when everything is added together the amount sounds substantial … so I announce an allocation of RM1.3 billion for Langkawi, and what is the allocation for? It is to provide water supply, hospital and for the people.
“To say that I am afraid of them (opposition), why should I be? The BN has never been afraid of anyone,” said the Prime Minister while stressing that the opposition had never given constructive suggestions for national development. Najib said that the BN was an inclusive party that looked after the interest of all the people.
“We don’t have to think much, what is important is that we have a good plan for our future, we don’t make empty promises … we don’t make manifestos and then we are not bound to such manifesto.
“This is another thing about the manifesto…they can review the manifesto, we don’t review. We have fulfilled 97.5% of the previous manifesto. This is our BN government,” he said. Besides Mohamad, also present at the event was Telok Kemang Umno division chief, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, as well as the state and Telok Kemang BN leaders. — Bernama