Don’t Sow Hatred For Political Mileage – Othman Aziz

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PADANG SERAI – The opposition pact especially DAP is seen as desperate and attempting to sow hatred among the people for the survival of their politics.

Member of Parliament for Jerlun, Datuk Othman Aziz, said the opposition was now actively distorting facts to create hatred which could destroy the future of the country as they were jealous of the success of Barisan Nasional (BN) all these while.

“The simplest way for opposition politicking is by playing up the race and hate cards.

“As such, the people must exercise wisdom to avoid being influenced by the sentiment of hate that the opposition tries to plant,” he said in his speech at a ceramah – My Country My Generation at the Taman Kucai Public Field, Lunas here last night.

At the same time, he urged the people in the parliamentary area to reevaluate the performance of their Member of Parliament, N. Surendran in looking after the welfare of the people here.

Othman, who is also Deputy Finance Minister 1 said, the elected representative must be rejected at the coming general election as he could not execute his duties well after being suspended from parliament twice.

Meanwhile, MIC deputy president Datuk Seri S K Devamany said the country needed an opposition to give criticisms if there was leakage or injustice.

“However, don’t ever deny the people the truth and instigate to the point of disseminating lies which can throw the nation into chaos.

“We accept criticisms but they must be based on facts. Until today, the BN leadership has never marginalised any group,” he said.

He added that the government had never ceased to narrow down the gap between the haves and have-nots and had provided numerous job opportunities.

In the meantime, Gerakan deputy president Datuk Dr Cheah Soon Hai was confident DAP would resort to any means including disseminating slanders regardless of communal and religious sensitivities merely to get votes each time the general election came around.

“They also often spread news which are inaccurate or partially true merely to raise the ire of the people against the government,” he added. – BERNAMA