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BN desperatelgoes on the offensive against PAS - malaysiakiniy

Malaysiakini's report:

Barisan Nasional has stepped up its campaign to portray PAS as an extremist and unprincipled party to the voters in Kuala Terengganu.

kuala terengganu by election 130109 mca terengganu flyerMCA is distributing fliers and publishing advertisements in Chinese dailies to remind the community about PAS candidate Abdul Wahid Endut’s 'past sins'.

"When he was state exco member, he was full of controversies. He tried to take over the Tian Hou Temple and was the mastermind behind the hudud law," read one MCA newspaper advertisement.

The same advertisement stated that PAS has forgotten its 'welfare state' objective and is now harping on its Islamic state goals, ‘showing its true colours’.

Unlike other states, the advertisement added, Terengganu Umno is more open and fair in treating non-Malays and has never made statements which hurt the feelings of the Chinese community.

'Politics of hatred'

DAP and PKR were also criticised in the advertisements for bringing the West coast politics of 'hatred' to the East, which the MCA argued would cause damage to Chinese-Malay relations.

kuala terengganu by election 130109 mca advertisement half page"If they succeed in getting the Kuala Terengganu Chinese to support the opposition, the long term benefits enjoyed by the Chinese would be in jeopardy.

"The Chinese would end up as sacrificial lambs. Who would be responsible then? Who would clean the mess later?" read the half-page advertisement.

Meanwhile, Umno is also going all out to paint PAS as weak and inefficient.

Since Sunday, there has been an increasing number of banners describing PAS in the Terengganu dialect as 'kluk klek' (flip flop) and 'Dok Rok Chetong' (weak).

The banners are aimed at portraying PAS as weak for 'bowing out' to DAP over the hudud issue -