by FAYYADH JAAFAR / Pic by TMR FILE PIX
Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (picture) claims that the upcoming Johor state election is part of the ruling coalition’s tactic to win the election.
He said Umno’s strategy is to hold the election during the pandemic, where voter turnout is expected to be low and thus benefit the ruling party.
“There are no signs of the disease slowing down. In fact, the Health Ministry has already told us last year that cases will increase around this time.
“Johor has no political instability. Both Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional have given their full support to the state government. It does not make sense because no one is threatening the stability of the state. Many are also affected because they cannot return to vote.
“They are egoistic, arrogant, and greedy for power. They are only interested in winning the next election. They don’t really care about the people anymore,” said Syed Saddiq at Felda Taib Andak during the introduction of MUDA’s candidate for Bukit Permai, Mohd Azrol Ab Rahani.
Mohd Azrol, who is a native Felda settler, was chosen as a candidate after he volunteered to serve in the field of activism, particularly during the major floods in Temerloh last year.
“Azrol represents the new generation of Felda settlers. He is passionate about helping people.
“His dedication and hard work have earned him the respect of the community. We believe that he will be able to represent the voice of the people well,” said Syed Saddiq.
The state election, which is scheduled to take place on March 12, 2022, will see the youth vote as a determining factor as to which party will win the election.
As the legal voting age has been lowered to 18 years old and the automatic voter registration system is implemented, it is expected that the youth will play a significant role in the election.