KKB by-election draws international interest – PN

If PN wins the KKB by-election with a majority, the entire political landscape of Malaysia will also change.

(Sinar Daily) – Perikatan Nasional (PN) claims that the Kuala Kubu Baharu (KKB) by-election has garnered international attention.

PN Selangor chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali asserts that this was due to the increasingly fragile position of the civil government, which was on the brink of collapse at any moment.

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Selangor chairman said that even foreign media, including Bloomberg, approached him to inquire about the current political developments.

“This by-election is being watched by all Malaysians, including the international community.

“Why do I say this? Just now, two Bloomberg journalists from their headquarters in Singapore came to meet me to get feedback on the developments in KKB.

“I understand that the international community has also received information that the unity government is becoming increasingly fragile,” he said.

He made these remarks during his speech at the PN Candidate Announcement Ceremony for the KKB by-election at the PN Main Operations Room, Bandar Utama Batang Kali, here on Thursday night.

Also present were PN Chairman cum Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin; PN election director Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor and People’s Movement Party (Gerakan) president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai.

The KKB by-election is being held following the death of the incumbent from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), Lee Kee Hiong, 58, due to cancer on March 21.

The EC has set May 11 as the polling day, May 7 for early voting, and this Saturday as the nomination day.

Commenting further, Azmin, who is also the PN KKB by-election director, stressed that PN did not intend to overthrow the existing government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“But the people are tired of the lies perpetrated by the Federal and state governments today.

“Not only Malays, but Indians are also fed up with the government because they are increasingly marginalised in today’s government policies,” he added.

Therefore, he said, if PN wins the KKB by-election with a majority, the entire political landscape of Malaysia will also change.