Walaupun pilihanraya kecil Batu Talam diboikot pembangkang, 'kempen' BN menjadi-jadi. Seumpama ada sesuatu yang amat ditakuti BN.p/s - kempen BN = tohmahan?
Understand Purpose Of By-election, Najib Tells Batu Talam Residents
RAUB, Jan 27 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on Batu Talam residents who will go to the polls Sunday to understand the purpose of the by-election.
"It's important for the voters to know the purpose of holding the by-election. The purpose is to elect a representative for the interest of people in the Batu Talam constituency; that's the main thing," he said Saturday.
"In this regard, we have recommended Abd Aziz Mat Kiram as candidate of the state and federal Barisan Nasional.
"When the representative is from Barisan Nasional (BN), the state and federal government cooperation will be smoother and the people will get greater benefits," said Najib who is Umno deputy president.
In the by-election, the BN candidate is facing independent Ng Chee Pang. It is being held following the death of assemblyman Tengku Datuk Paris Tengku Razlan on Dec 27 last year.
On the BN target of winning with a big majority, Najib said a big majority would only become a reality if the percentage of voters turning up was high and it was hoped that 80 per cent of voters would cast their votes.
"So, Barisan Nasional will win big. If less than that, we will also win, Insya-Allah, but the majority is reduced," he said.
In the last general election, the BN won with a majority of 2,761 votes.
On efforts to ensure voters would turn up to vote, Najib said: "We will ensure all go out to vote. If they haven't, we will go to their houses. We will mobilise the machinery all-out until the last moment, that's the Barisan Nasional instruction," he said.
Earlier, he attended the presentation of offer letters for the sale of houses in the Jalan Tersang people's housing project.
Present were Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.
When speaking at the function, Najib urged Batu Talam residents not to heed the call by the opposition not to turn up to vote.
"If someone instigate, don't listen. Don't surrender your I/C (identity card).
"Tonight, protect your I/C more than protecting your wife," he said in jest.