Kedah BN wants to wrest five parliamentary seats from the Opposition in the 14th general election to boost development.
Kedah Menteri Besar and Kedah BN chairperson Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said this is important as the federal government allocated RM30 million for each constituency.
“The loss of five seats to the opposition means that allocation of RM150 million cannot be channeled to develop these parliamentary constituencies.
“Voters here lose out for voting the opposition in the last general election,” he said after attending the Kedah MCA Chinese New Year Open House 2017 in Alor Setar, today.
In the 13th general election (2013), Kedah BN lost five parliamentary seats, including two held by the MCA in Alor Setar and Padang Serai.
The other three seats lost were Sungai Petani, Pokok Sena and Kuala Kedah.
Meanwhile, Kelantan Umno will activate its briefing sessions to the people in the state by raising awareness on the failure of the PAS state government in administering Kelantan since 1990.
Kelantan Umno liaison chairperson Mustapa Mohamed said among the issues to be raised with the voters were the problems of land ownership, squatters and the lack of economic opportunities.
“The people have given PAS the opportunity to develop Kelantan for the past 27 years, yet there have been no changes…if at all there were (developments) they were done by the federal government,” he told reporters after a meeting with the committee members of the Kuala Geris Polling District Centre (PDM), in Dabong today.
Also present at the event was Kuala Krai Umno division head, who is also the state assemblyperson for Dabong, Ramzi Ab Rahman.
Mustapa said in facing the 14th general election, Kelantan Umno would boost cooperation with the non-governmental organisations (NGO) especially outside Kelantan to get closer to the young voters residing outside the state.
Mustapa, who is also the International Trade and Industry Minister, said Umno would also intensify programmes to approach the university students so that they would not be easily confused by the slanders of the opposition.