BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Permatang Pauh constituency is still lagging behind in terms of development because its leaders are more concerned with politics and personal interests than the welfare of the people, said Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth chief said therefore, the by-election was the perfect time for people to change the landscape of the area.
Fadillah said that BN was the best party to bring about change and sustainable development in the constituency because it focused on development agendas and the welfare of the people, compared to the opposition, which focused more on politicking.
“If I were to compare this region with Sarawak, I think Sarawak is far ahead of Permatang Pauh. Although we were late to enter Malaysia, (but) because we were led well by BN, Sarawak achieved progress and sustainable development.
“We (BN) do not play much politics. Our services focus on what is best for the people. That is why we can develop, we can ensure the stability and development of the economy.
“This is what we focus on,” he said during a gotong-royong programme with residents of Permatang Nibong, here yesterday.
Also present were Deputy Works Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Penang Umno Liaison deputy chairman Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican and Pinang Tunggal state assemblyman Datuk Roslan Saidin .
Fadillah said BN candidate for the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat by-election Suhaimi Sabudin had the credibility and authority to represent the constituency as well as become the best link between the people and the federal government.
He said that if BN wins the election, his party would give full cooperation to ensure Permatang Pauh is developed accordingly. — Bernama