TUMPAT – The Barisan Nasional (BN) will not keep quiet on the issue of petroleum royalty and will continue to explain to the people especially in the Pengkalan Kubor by-election as PAS has been found to be continuing to harp on the issue in its campaign, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said even though the petroleum royalty case was still with the court, PAS and a non-governmental organisation known as ‘R’ had from the start played up the issue to tarnish the federal government.
“The people of Kelantan want the real explanation while the statements of PAS are incorrect,” he told reporters after attending an “Evening with the Deputy Prime Minister” event here Friday.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the people and voters of Pengkalan Kubor must get the precise explanation and that the BN does not want it to be an issue in the by-election.
“PAS will continue to use petroleum royalty as an issue even though we (BN) do not mention it,” he said. – Bernama