Sabah people cautioned over opposition psywar
KOTA KINABALU: Umno Information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan has cautioned the people of Sabah not to fall prey to the psychological warfare of the opposition pact which he said was spreading the word that more Sabah Barisan Nasional leaders would defect.
He said the opposition was resorting to psychological warfare because they were feeling threatened by BN's rise.
The defection of more Sabah BN leaders, to join former Umno supreme council member Datuk Lajim Ukin and former United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) deputy president Datuk Wilfred Bumburing, would not happen, he said.
Ahmad was speaking at the Hari Raya open house of Kota Kinabalu Umno Division information chief Junaidi Datuk Rahman in Luyang near here on Friday night.
"We are most confident that Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman can handle the situation in Sabah. I am convinced that Sabah Umno and BN are strong."
Ahmad, who is a deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said Sabah remained a BN stronghold.
"Talk that the BN will lose in the peninsula and Sarawak, and that the people of Sabah should go with what happens there is all a daydream.
"It is all intended by the opposition to realise their dream of administrating the country. But they are mistaken if they think that the BN, with its 13 component parties, will remain silent.
"We will defend Putrajaya, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and all other seats. We will also strive to recapture seats lost (in the last election). Do not be taken in by their psywar."
Ahmad said the four states -- Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor -- under opposition rule were in disarray in various aspects.
He said the general election would be called at a suitable time by the prime minister. He added that as the prime minister and deputy prime minister had said that because the next general election would be exceptional, as such, it would demand exceptional efforts.
"Let's not go to war with ordinary preparations if the battle is going to be exceptional." Bernama