Penang Umno hopes to see cooperation between BN component parties to recapture state

 |Jul 4, 2017
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang Umno has expressed its hope to see stronger cooperation between Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties to wrest Penang from DAP in the upcoming general election.

State Opposition Leader Datuk Jahara Hamid said only 15 state seats were allocated for Umno, in which they won 10 in the last general election.

She explained that in order for BN to head the state again, they should secure at least 21 seats in the 14th General Election through component parties such as Gerakan, MCA and MIC.

She also expressed confidence for Penang BN to face the general election at any time in terms of machinery and workforce.

“Our BN election machinery has been going down to the ground to get closer to the rakyat,” she said in a press statement issued here today.

Meanwhile, Jahara called out to Penangites namely the Malays in the state to reevaluate the policies of the current DAP-led state government after eight years of heading Penang.

“In the span of eight years, there have been countless controversies involving their administration of which Penangites paid a heavy price for in terms of the state’s future in various aspects,” she said.

Citing the sale of state land as an example which has cost the state huge losses, Jahara claimed that the issue of power abuse in the state by the current state government is something that is irreversible in the near future.

The current Penang DAP government is made up of 19 state seats held by DAP, ten by PKR and one by PAS.