PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is not making any promises as part of his election campaign for the Langkawi parliamentary seat.
He will instead let his track record of developing the island into a popular tourist destination speak for itself.
Having worked in Langkawi as a government doctor in the 1950s, the PPBM chairman said he knew the people and all about the island long before it was popular.
“I believe the people of Langkawi know what is good for Langkawi even if there is nothing promised to them. I will do what they want if I win the seat and become the prime minister,” he was quoted as saying yesterday to a gathering which included representatives of Wanita Harapan, and the Chinese and Indian communities in Langkawi.
Mahathir also compared his approach with that of the other candidates, saying he did not need to “thump his chest” because Langkawi voters were more than familiar with his contributions to the area.
“The Langkawi people know what I have done here. Come May 9, I am confident that Langkawi voters will come out in droves to vote,” he said.
Mahathir, 92, will be in a three-way contest with Barisan Nasional’s Nawawi Ahmad and Zubir Ahmad of PAS.