ALOR SETAR, Feb 6 — Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today directed all Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties to take immediate steps to resolve problems in their respective parties.
Muhyiddin said BN does not want problems involving its component parties to have a negative impact and affect the support for BN.
He said leaders of the respective parties must try to resolve their problems to enable BN to restore the support of the people.
“Although the problems in component parties has not affected the administration of the BN-led government under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, it will certainly ease the process of trying to restore the support of the people,” he told reporters after opening the Kedah Juara Rakyat programme here today.
He added that MCA must also take immediate steps to solve its problems so as to revive the confidence of the Chinese community in the country.
Muhyiddin said two component parties, namely MCA and PPP, who faced internal crisis throughout last year, were asked to take remedial action quickly.
He added that the Juara Rakyat programme was to show the people that BN was a party that really worked for the people and aimed at going to the ground to try and solve problems of the people, not only Malays but all races.
Muhyiddin said the people in a number of states had given their mandate to the opposition to administer their states but they can now evaluate which party had really worked for the people.
“The people who were convinced by the opposition’s accusations and allegations, are now able to see their true colours when given an opportunity
The deputy prime minister said the people can see for themselves that the PAS-led Kedah state government had failed to solve the problems of the people and Penang is another state suffering a similar fate.
“This shows the true intentions of the opposition while the truth has been exposed in their administration,” he said.
The people must therefore return to BN because only BN can continuously assist the people and solve their problems, he said. — Bernama