Umno man pokes fun at ‘blundering’ Zuraida


Umno Youth’s Hazali says some opposition members voted for the redelineation exercise in Sabah

(FMT) – An Umno Youth leader has sought to ridicule a PKR official for what he said was a blundering political statement that criticised the redrawing of electoral boundaries in Sabah.

Hazali Abu Hassan, a member of the Umno Youth Executive Council, said PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin was displaying her ignorance when she attempted to justify the forthcoming Bersih rally by condemning the ongoing redelineation exercise, which the opposition sees as gerrymandering.

Citing news reports, Hazali said eight of the 12 opposition representatives in the Sabah assembly had agreed to the proposal to add 13 state seats to the current 60.

“She is ignorant of the fact that opposition assemblypersons, including those from her own party, supported increasing the number of state seats. This is laughable,” he said in an interview with FMT.

He said Zuraida had shown that opposition politicians were often unaware of what was going on in their own parties.

“It’s clear now that the opposition parties don’t even know what is and what is not supported by their own members.”