What ‘change’ with Dr M at the helm, scoffs PBS man

BN’s Melalap candidate Radin Malleh says the opposition has forgotten Sabah’s years of neglect when Dr Mahathir Mohamad was prime minister. (Twitter pic)

TAMBUNAN: Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate for the Melalap state seat, Radin Malleh, has scoffed at the opposition’s “Ubah” (change) slogan, saying its top leader is known for his tyranny especially towards the people of Sabah and Sarawak.

Speaking to reporters in Tenom here yesterday, Radin, who is also Sabah’s rural development minister, said the opposition leaders in Sabah had forgotten how Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad neglected the state throughout his 22-year tenure as prime minister.

“In fact, during his time, Sabah suffered the brunt of his tyrannical rule with many of our leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

“This is on top of Project IC where immigrants were given citizenship through dubious means,” he said.

He said Malaysia was now in much better shape than it was during Mahathir’s era, and that Sabah had enjoyed rapid development.

The Parti Bersatu Sabah vice-president also asked if the opposition meant to revert to the time of Mahathir’s “despotic” rule with its insistence on changing the government.

“The people have two choices before them: to support the BN government and enjoy the same rapid development in Sabah, or to vote for PH whose members include Parti Warisan Sabah, DAP and PKR, and get Mahathir for a prime minister.”

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