Run-up to K. Terengganu by-election: Pas accuses BN of attempting to derail campaign

(NST) – After six days of unusual quiet, the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election campaign began to heat up with accusations being hurled from one camp to the other.

With five days remaining to polling day, Pas went on the offensive yesterday, accusing the Barisan Nasional of attempts to derail their campaign efforts.

Pas cited poster sabotage and bids to close down a DAP operations centre in Kampung Cina, where the Chinese voters are seen as key to a victory.

State Pas Commissioner Datuk Mustafa Ali said a Multimedia Messaging System (MMS) clip had been making the rounds which showed its candidate, Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut, as saying that Pas was an unproductive party.

He claimed that his party workers had stumbled upon five men with walkie-talkies sticking BN posters over Pas ones.

Mustafa's deputy, Datuk Wan Abdul Mutalib Embong, said BN was attempting to portray the Pas government that ruled from 1999-2004 as a failed one.

"We implemented more social and welfare projects for the people during that time."

Wan Mutalib also referred to reports that accused Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said of personally ordering a DAP operations room in Kampung Cina to be vacated

In an immediate response, Ahmad denied any involvement in the matter.