AMANAH’s take from the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election

AMANAH secretary general Faiz Fadzil viewed Pang Sock Tao’s success in retaining the semi-urban mixed constituency of Kuala Kubu Baharu as a sign that Malays voters are rejecting the opposition alliance, Perikatan Nasional.

“The 3R politics played up by PN are being rejected by the people. Malay voters, especially Umno members and supporters have returned to support Umno and this fortifies the PH-BN cooperation.

“Malays have began to realise the importance of the development agenda as compared to extremely narrow politics that is detrimental.”

He also pointed out that the PH-BN understanding at the grassroot level is getting better.

“The machinery of both PH and BN are high and the collaboration between both parties are getting better. This is important as it marks a further understanding at the grassroots level that would strengthen the new political coalition.

DAP’s Pang Sock Tao trounced of Pakatan Harapan trounced Bersatu’s Khairul Azhari Saut of PN banner with a majority of 3,869 votes in a four cornered fight.

Regained Kerling

Faiz also views Pang’s victory as a sign of the people’s growing confidence in the ability of the unity government.

“The economic agenda that is being implemented by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have began to show its returns and this impacts the voting direction in this by-election.”

He also said that Pang’s win gave a boost to AMANAH.

The success in three voting districts that AMANAH focused – Kuala Kubu Baru, Air Jernih and Kerling – showed that AMANAH’s machinery is maturing, in high spirits to ensure victory in the 16th general election.

In a related development, AMANAH deputy president Senator Datuk Seri Dr. Mujahid Yusof Rawa who served as AMANAH’s election director in Kuala Kubu Baharu pointed out the machinery was successful in in ensuring Pang’s victory in all three polling districts.

This was because, the PH-BN coalition did not win in Kerling polling district during the state polls.

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