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INAPPROPRIATE: It is perpetrated by the opposition and is destructive, says Muhyiddin
KLUANG: MALAYSIANS must reject the deviant culture perpetrated by the opposition as it runs contrary to the norms of the country's culture and life, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said if the culture was accepted, it would destroy what had been achieved by the country and the people.
"We need to oppose these quarters who perpetrate such deviant culture as it is not appropriate to our practices.
"This offensive culture will destroy our country," said Muhyiddin to about 20,000 people at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house hosted by Johor Wanita Umno and non-governmental organisations in Kampung Melayu, here, yesterday.
Muhyiddin, who is also Umno deputy president, also reminded all party members not to be negligent and ignorant of the challenges posed by the opposition in the next general election.
He said opposition leaders had been travelling around the country to speak of their promises and manifesto to the people.
"We must make sure we do not neglect the issues and problems that arise at the grassroots levels and make efforts to solve them.
"We also have to make sure that the machinery within Barisan Nasional is strong and steadfast, and that we are united and work together as a team."
He also reminded party members to always support candidates who had been chosen by the leadership.
"No matter who the candidate is, we must always work hard to ensure the party's victory. We must defend Johor as a stronghold for BN."
Muhyiddin also said he had been performing a "political audit" as he travels around the country to open Umno division meetings.
"I had been asking the divisions whether they were ready, in terms of manpower and machinery, to face the general election, and all said they are.
"I hope they are truthful when they say this because they will now have to deliver."
Present at the event was Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.