BN Invites Opposition Assemblymen To Represent Indian Community

(Bernama) — The Barisan Nasional welcomes any State Assemblyman from the opposition to cross over as it is the best way to bring progress to the Indian community in Perak, said Perak Umno Liaison deputy chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

This was in view of the fact that none of the existing BN Assemblymen represented the MIC, PPP and IPF, said Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

"The BN door is always open but there are no conditions. We are not giving conditions and we don't want to be given conditions (in appointing Exco members)…but they too have considerations to develop their ethnic group and the best way is to be together with us," he said.

He said the state administration helmed by the new Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and his Exco line-up to be picked up later would bring Perak to greater heights.

Ahmad Zahid said there were three major elements to be given emphasis in Perak during his discussion with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the new Perak Menteri Besar.

These elements were unity and racial harmony; eradication of poverty, especially abject poverty regardless of race and religion; and infrastructure development, he said.