SARIKEI: Malaysians should sideline the opposition in the impending general election as they are good only at zooming in on minor loopholes in the government’s development programmes and blowing them out of proportion for political mileage.
The BN government, on the other hand, continue to work hard and draw up big plans to bring the country forward, said Ding Kuong Hiing , Sarikei Member of Parliament, yesterday.
Speaking at a Chinese New Year gathering organised by Lim Clan Association here, Ding advised the electorate not to be deceived by the baseless allegations and empty promises uttered by the opposition to discredit the BN government as election neared.
He pointed out that the opposition was often so desperate to fish for votes that they would immediately home in on whatever problems that cropped up between government agencies and the society in general.
“For instance, I was accused of not honouring my promise when the proposal to set up a TAR College in Bintangor did not materialise.
“This is unfair because the proposal was made by a Sarikei-born businessman, and not by me.”
Ding added that when the proposal was announced, he fully supported it because he believed it would benefit local students in particular and the community in general.
On the proposed construction of the RM45 million Sarikei /Tanjung Manis Road, which was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during his recent working visit here, Ding said the project was also not a personal promise of his.
He said what he had done in Parliament was to pursue the matter till approval from the Cabinet was secured.
On Pakatan Rakyat’s pick of Datuk Seri Annuar Ibrahim as the prime minister should they come into power in the 13th general election, Ding said he believed Malaysians preferred Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as their leader.
He said Najib should be given the mandate to pursue his transformation strategies and the 1Malaysia concept.
“Najib has been keeping himself close to the rakyat and he would be able to make Malaysia a more peaceful and progressive nation for the benefit of the people.”