Mat Sabu admits PAS, BN strong in Terengganu

Amanah president Mohamad Sabu says the party machinery needs to work harder in Terengganu. (PPBM pic)

PETALING JAYA: Amanah president Mohamad Sabu admits that PAS and Barisan Nasional (BN) pose a tough challenge to Pakatan Harapan (PH) in Terengganu.

“It is still difficult and we have to work harder as the ‘waves’ in Terengganu are weaker than in other states. But there is still hope,” he said after a ceramah with Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Padang Astaka, Dungun, last night.

Mohamad, better known as Mat Sabu, said the biggest challenge PH faced in Terengganu was overcoming “doctrines planted long ago” which claimed that if the opposition wins the state, the Chinese and DAP would take over the country.

“The majority here are Malays, and Malays are still afraid of PH,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mahathir said even if PAS won the “flag war” in Terengganu, the people’s vote was what mattered.

“I was very amused when I arrived in Terengganu. I saw so many more PAS flags than BN flags that I couldn’t see the road, all I could see were flags.

“But ladies and gentlemen, tonight I saw the people from Dungun in the thousands.

“So I ask now, which is more important, flags or people?”

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