Saturday, May 4, 2013

GE13: Pakatan Rakyat desperate, using dirty tactics

As realisation dawns on Pakatan Rakyat that its hopes of winning the general election appear bleak, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the coalition was now desperate and had resorted to dirty tactics to achieve its aim.
He said the coalition had intentionally created a situation of fear among the public to prevent the people from going out to cast their votes on Sunday.
"This is because they know, if many voters do not go out to vote, it will adversely affect Barisan Nasional's (BN) chances because normally, if the voter turn-out is high, it will be in favour of BN," he said on TV3's 2013 Mandate programme.
The prime minister was interviewed by Media Prima News and Editorial Operations executive director Datuk Ahmad A. Talib in the hour-long programme.
Najib, who is Barisan chairman, said the Pakatan coalition had also hoodwinked and exploited the international community into making them sceptical of the election process in Malaysia.
"If they (Pakatan) lose, they have mind-conditioned the people, and via the international media, that there is fraud and they want to discredit the election process in Malaysia, and also the results.
"They want to deny us the victory," he added.
Najib said he received information of party workers in Pakatan being trained to create disorder.
As such, he advised the people not to be afraid, especially to go out to exercise their right as voters, because the Election Commission and the police had taken the necessary measures to prevent quarters from intentionally creating nuisance or disturbance on polling day.
Najib refuted allegations by Pakatan that Barisan was planning to exploit the May 13, 1969 incident, and also distributed messages aimed at instilling hatred among the people for Barisan.
"We are not idiots. Why should we send messages which are self-destructive?," he asked.

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