Sembrong Umno Youth chief Onn Hafiz Ghazi says Liew Chin Tong’s statement is aimed at confusing the people and shaking their confidence in Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.
He said besides manipulating the answer given by the defence minister, Liew’s statement was also aimed at confusing the people and shaking their confidence in Hishammuddin, who is also Sembrong MP.
“If the plan to build a military camp in Sembrong was politically motivated as claimed by Liew, Hishammuddin will certainly make sure that the construction of the camp will be completed before the 14th general election (GE14).
“But that will not happen at all as the camp is still under construction and may not be completed before the GE14,” the political secretary to the defence minister said in a statement today.
According to an online portal report yesterday, Liew, who is also Johor DAP chairman, claimed that Hishammuddin lied when he denied that a military camp was being built in the Sembrong area.
Liew also claimed that Barisan Nasional was using the military camp to fish for more votes in the upcoming general election.
Onn Hafiz said plans to build and improve military camps were made based on the needs and the interest of national security under the defence ministry.
He said DAP’s malicious claim linking the plans to strengthen national security with a political motive, was merely to gain cheap publicity through politics of hatred.
Onn Hafiz said he was always open to answer any question from Liew on the matter.