Many BN Billboards Damaged Since Yesterday - Teng - Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Many BN Billboards Damaged Since Yesterday - Teng

BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 6 (Bernama) -- With the Permatang Pauh by-election less that 24 hours away, campaigning has reached an intense level with the Barisan Nasional (BN) claiming that many of its campaign billboards had been deliberately damaged by irresponsible quarters.

Penang BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow said this started happening since yesterday and it was not in the spirit of democracy as the BN had conducted a clean campaign.

"We have already said that we (BN) are are the underdogs, so there is no necessity to resort to such tactics," he told the BN daily press conference for the by-election, here today.

He added that it was already too late for the BN to replace them as polling day is tomorrow.

"Most of the billboards were on the Penang government's decision to hike water tariffs, assessment and the like. It is for the voters to decide whether what we are doing is right or not.

"We (BN) did not go around damaging billboards condemning the Goods and Services Tax put up by the opposition," he said.

On the 16.7 per cent water tariff hike, Teng said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is also the chairman of Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP), was trying to pass the blame to the federal government when it fact it was the utility which had sought the hike despite the fact that it was making huge profits.

The by-election is seeing a four-cornered fight betweem Suhaimi Sabudin (BN), Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR), Azman Shah Othman (Parti Rakyat Malaysia) and Salleh Isahak (Independent).

-- BERNAMA




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