Nallan: "If racist, PN will not field non-Malay candidates"

11 Aug 2023 07:05pm

SHAH ALAM - Perikatan Nasional (PN) is not a party based on Islam and solely prioritising the Malay community; instead, it advocates for all Malaysians' welfare regardless of skin colour.

PN candidate for Bukit Gasing state seat Nallan Dhanabalan said the perception put forth by leaders of other parties that PN is racist is entirely untrue.

"PN has never denied the rights of all the communities in Malaysia, and if you see this party actually represents the voices of the Malay, Indian, and Chinese.

"If there are those who claim that PN is a racist party, it's unlikely that they would field non-Malay candidates in the upcoming state elections," he said during a special programme "Conquer Bukit Gasing" on Sinar Live, hosted by Haizir Othman, on Friday.

Nallan added that most voters in Bukit Gasing have shown a positive response towards PN, even though the demographic majority consists of the Chinese Tiong Hua community.

He said if PN is mandated to lead the Selangor state government for the next five years, it will be governed effectively due to its strong foundation.

"This administration will be supported by the President of PN, the President of the Malaysian People's Movement Party (Gerakan), Pas, and former central ministers such as Tan Sri Noh Omar, Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin, and Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

"If the people entrust PN, I will contribute to positive changes towards a better era. We also aim to develop Selangor into a region comparable to Hong Kong or Singapore," he said.

Simultaneously, Nallan said he used his expertise and knowledge during the campaign.

He said many residents expressed discontent with issues unresolved by the previous state assemblyman of Bukit Gasing regarding the "leasehold" problem.

He said that if allowed to become Bukit Gasing's representative, he would address the issue.

"If we can change the status to freehold, it could benefit them; perhaps property values will increase, ultimately helping them in their retirement," he added.