SHAH ALAM: PKR Sungai Kandis by-election candidate, Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni is unfazed by Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders’ antics and the many accusations thrown at him.
The latest incident involved a video clip uploaded to BN candidate Datuk Lokman Noor Adam’s Instagram account yesterday, criticising drivers of vehicles bearing PKR flags.
The clip was captioned: “Baru 80 hari memerintah, belum pun memenangi pilihanraya kecil, rombongan calon Pakatan Harapan sudah menunjukkan belang mereka sebagai samseng jalanraya. Nasib baik tak langgar kami tadi. Takkan Ustaz Zawawi tak boleh tegur pemandu beliau yang melanggar peraturan jalanraya dengan merempuh laluan kecemasan? Macam ni ke akhlak yang nak ditunjukkan?”
(It has only been 80 days since PH formed the government, excited to win the by-election. PH machinery is showing their true colours as thugs. Thankfully, we were not hit. Ustaz Zawawi should have reprimanded his team for using the emergency lane. Advise them to adhere to traffic rules. What kind of behaviour are they showing?)
Commenting on the video, Zawawi said he was not aware of the incident and that his team had always obeyed traffic rules.
“We have never run the red light and we follow all traffic rules.
“I am not sure about (Lokman’s) intentions because many videos have been published in an attempt to fitnah (accuse) me like the tarian gelek (sexy dance) clip, free durian issue and now this.
“These are merely attempts to create a tense by-election situation (memanaskan suasana).
“This, however, has no great effect on me,” he told reporters here today.
Zawawi said as the polling day draws closer, the party would go to the ground to meet as many voters as possible.
“There are voters here who still do not know that they have to vote again. So, we will ask the Election Commission to advertise on television and media to reach the mass and urge them to come out and vote on Aug 4.”
The Sungai Kandis by-election was called following the death of assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei of lymphoma cancer on July 2.
The three-cornered fight involves Zawawi, Lokman, and Independent candidate Murthy Krishnasamy.