‘We give projects to cronies to stay in power’

Terengganu MB Ahmad Said defends awarding mega projects to Umno cronies, saying politics is about obtaining power and holding on to it 

Leven Woon, FMT

There is absolutely nothing wrong in awarding mega projects to the government cronies because this is a necessity to survive in the political game, said Terengganu MB Ahmad Said.

“When it comes to projects, including the recently-announced Kuala Besut International Gateway, we must give priority to our people. Never do we give it to PAS, because once they get the money they will use it to kill us.

“Who got the government projects in Kelantan? For sure it was PAS’ people. We can’t be giving it out to others, it is like digging our own graves.

“This is politics, politics is about obtaining power and holding on to it,” he said.

Ahmad was commenting on the PAS’ allegations that the RM250 million gateway project would not benefit local folk because it would be granted to the Umno’s government cronies.

The MB was in Kuala Besut to canvass for the BN by-election candidate Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman, who is contesting in a straight fight against PAS candidate Azlan Yusof in tomorrow’s by election