PN did not use race and religion for GE15 campaign; serves all regardless - Bersatu's deputy

24 Dec 2022 05:58pm
Ahmad Faizal Azumu during The Footy Forum's final episode for the World Cup on Dec 18. (Photo by Rosli Talib)
Ahmad Faizal Azumu during The Footy Forum's final episode for the World Cup on Dec 18. (Photo by Rosli Talib)

SHAH ALAM - Perikatan Nasional (PN) did not run a racial and religious campaign for the 15th General Election, says Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

In an episode of Politically Frank, he was asked whether it was it true PN had chosen to run the campaign in such way and why.

In response, he said it wasn’t a racially-motivated campaign and that they were working for all Malaysians regardless of race and religion.

PN, which also includes Pas and Gerakan, was allegedly linked to the “hateful” TikTok content in their bid to garner votes from the younger generation.

The election also saw component party member Pas winning 49 seats, trailing for behind any of the other parties.

Ahmad Faizal, popularly known as Peja, was further asked on why Bersatu seemed to be more dominant in PN than the Islamist party that held the majority seats.

“There’s no party more dominant in PN, we are together.

“Bersatu and Pas work together and Gerakan in Semenanjung,” he said.

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The former Youth and Sports Minister also said he was sad that he had lost the Tambun seat to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after serving one term there.

“I have been doing a good service to the people of Tambun but somehow I didn’t get the votes from the non-Malays, the Chinese and Indians who was all out supporting Anwar Ibrahim.

“He came in saying he is going to be the prime minister, well now he achieved that but do not worry I will continue servicing the rakyat in Tambun.

“I’ll be back,” he added.

Moving into 2023, Ahmad Faizal said he will try to improve himself as a leader in PN and Bersatu, serve the people and raise real issues face by the people.

“I will try to be a good opposition,” he said.

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