Return BN to power if you want development, Kedah folk told

(Bernama) – SUNGAI PETANI (Nov 24, 2011): Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today advised the people of Kedah to return the Barisan Nasional to power in the state if they want development.

It is hoped that the people will consider well before picking the party to administer Kedah, he said in his speech after breakfast with the people in Sungai Lalang Lama town here as he kicked off his day-long visit to the state.

“The federal government will continue to help the people of Kedah to lead a comfortable life. The people have a choice … to seek aid from the prime minister or the menteri besar,” he said.

Muhyiddin arrived at the town by express bus from Butterworth at 8.50 am and was greeted by leaders and members of BN component parties MCA, MIC, PPP and Gerakan.

He had flown into the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Butterworth at 8.15 am and was welcomed by Kedah Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah and Kedah BN leaders.

Also with Muhyiddin at the breakfast were Ahmad Bashah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Merbok Umno Division chief Datuk Tajul Urus Mohd Zain.

Muhyiddin pledged to give due consideration to the request from the people of the town for aid to build a mosque and toilets.

After alighting from the bus, Muhyiddin entered Yi Ding Xian Restaurant and chatted with the patrons. Then he visited each of the shops nearby.

He also met the people at the market and the staff of the rural clinic before having breakfast with about 1,000 people.

Tajul Urus, in his speech, pledged that the voters of Merbok parliamentary constituency will not disappoint the BN in the next general election.

At about 10 am the deputy prime minister left for Universiti Teknoloji Mara (UiTM) in Merbok where he is scheduled to have a meeting with the people and retired teachers and present aid to religious schools as well as the one-off
RM100 schooling aid to school students. — Bernama