Thursday, March 6, 2008


Opposition resort to dirty tactics, says Anifah


The opposition or the independent candidates in Kimanis parliamentary constituency are now resorting to “dirty tactics” in desperation to gain votes in the general election this Saturday. But they will not succeed in their attempt to disunite the rakyat with their lies and slanderous accusations made against the BN candidates, said Kimanis incumbent MP Datuk Anifah Aman, adding that he is not surprised to see the opposition or the independent candidates doing that. “They have run out of ideas and in desperation they try to attack us by spreading lies and make slanderous or baseless accusations against the BN candidates hoping to jeopardize our unity,” he said. The Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities said rumours have been spread about him sponsoring an independent candidate. “We have heard a lot of rumours, including via SMS. This is just one of it (accusing him of sponsoring an independent candidate). But all the allegations or accusations are baseless and unfounded. There is no logic in it,” he said. “They (opposition) try to disunite us,” said Anifah, referring to him along with BN candidate for Bongawan state seat Datuk Karim Bujang and Membakut BN representative Mohd Ariffin Arif. “But we will not be fooled by such tactics, and the three of us (Anifah, Karim and Ariffm) are and will work together to assure victory for the BN. And I believe the rakyat too are aware of such dirty tricks. “Maybe because we are too strong so they have opted for this dirty tactics to disunite us. But I’m confidence the votersare smart enough and will not be influenced by such tactics,” he said. Anifah, who was speaking at a ceramah at BN stronghold in Batu 6 here, said that the rakyat know the benefit of voting for the Barisan Nasional. They also know the government we have today has been performing well, and has the ability to ensure continued progress and can bring stability, prosperity and security to the nation. “We all know that the opposition will not form the next government. So with this in mind, the rakyat should know who to vote for on March 8. Anifah urged the rakyat to go all out and give the BN candidates in the constituency a resounding victory. At another meet-the-people gathering at Tabika Kemas Sinar Baru in Mandahan, Anifah has urged the voters to vote for the BN for the future of our young generation, as making the wrong choice could bring about negative implications on the future of the young generations.