Zahid: BN serve the people consistently, unlike other "seasonal politicians"

OLIVIA MIWIL and BRANDON JOHN

KOTA KINABALU: Barisan Nasional will stay consistent in serving the people long after winning the elections said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today.

This is unlike some parties, he said, who are only around during election time to win votes.

“Our party (members) are not seasonal politicians for we will be there for the rakyat as we have the support and votes of the people.

“Unlike certain quarters, when elections are coming, they will only be around, like bats when fruits are in season but disappear when the season is over,” he said when meeting with the people at SK Tebobon here.

Zahid, who had earlier launched the International Gasing dan Tamu Besar (Gata) Sipitang Festival 2017 in Sipitang, also said he never intended to take Sabah away from Sabahans with his frequent visits to the state since last year.

“Why (would) some people say that I want to take away Sabah from its people? Why say Sabah is for the Peninsular Malaysia (people)?

“I come here to give allocations and to listen to the people as the state and central governments have good chemistry and thus it is a natural process for both to discuss on people’s needs,” he said.

He added his visits to Sabah represented Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s concerns in regards to the people in the state and that Najib himself would also be visiting Sabah the following week.

Zahid said the people of Sepanggar parliamentary were supportive towards the leadership of Barisan Nasional as they have gathered at the school hours before the programme started.

“This is a new chapter for BN to win back the Inanam seat and to retain Karambunai and Sepanggar seats by implementing the formula by staying united.”

He also announced allocations to build religious institution, surau, hall and to upgrade the field for primary and secondary schools at the village.

Also present were Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and Karambunai assemblyman Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid.