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Stop ‘thieves’ from being elected, says former PM Mahathir as he campaigns in Johor

AYER HITAM: Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (Mar 3) urged Johor voters to reject the earlier authorities and cease it from being elected once more in the event that they wished change.

The Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) chairperson was campaigning in the southern state in opposition to the recommendation of his docs after being discharged from the National Heart Institute (IJN) final month.

During a press convention at a Felda settlement in Ayer Hitam, he mentioned: “For some time now, we have been seeing crooks and thieves becoming leaders in government parties in Malaysia, including at the central level. In many states, thieves are being elected.”

Dr Mahathir, who will flip 97 in July, mentioned he had travelled to Johor as a result of he was involved in regards to the state polls.

“It is essential that the Johor individuals reject the earlier authorities. The authorities which resigned not too long ago failed in their administration of Johor. 

“So we need to change the government. Pejuang offers itself. It is a clean party and we have people experienced in administration and well known for their abilities. This is why I am here,” he acknowledged.

During the 2018 normal election, Dr Mahathir, who was then a part of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, had campaigned primarily based on an anti-graft platform. PH managed to say federal energy however the coalition fell aside after 22 months. 

Pejuang might be contesting 42 out of the 56 seats in the Johor state election on Mar 12. 

On who could be Pejuang’s chief minister candidate, Dr Mahathir mentioned it might rely on the results of the election.

“If we give a name and they lose, they can’t become the chief minister. We have several candidates who are capable of becoming chief minister,” he mentioned, including that victory for the social gathering was extra essential than for any particular person.

He claimed that many individuals together with non-Malays knew the social gathering and supported it. He added that Pejuang was aiming to win sufficient seats to kind a authorities. 

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