Wan Azizah admits PH chances in Cameron Highlands by-election slim

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail admitted that chances of Pakatan Harapan (PH) winning in the coming Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election on January 26 are slim as Barisan Nasional (BN) is harping on local sentimental issues.

The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister also said the by-election would be a tough fight as the opposition (BN) had fielded an Orang Asli person as its candidate.

“We have always had difficulty before we came into the government. But it is a little more difficult now because they (BN) are playing on local sentiments. I met them (the Semai people) recently. It (difficulty) is a part of the contest.

“And what we offer if they vote for us, is good enough,” she told reporters after launching the Malaysia Positive 2019 Convention yesterday.

Dr Wan Azizah who is also PH President was commenting on the chances of PH candidate M Manogaran winning the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat where he will face a four-cornered fight with BN candidate Ramli Mohd Nor and two independent candidates.

Earlier, in her speech at the launch of the convention, Dr Wan Azizah said the failure of a government stems from its inability to identify and adopt the right position with the people.

She said a direct result of the spread of false information was that it led to doubts among the people, increasing racial sentiments, and finally causing racial and religious disharmony.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail speaks during the opening ceremony of the ‘Wheel Walk Fun Run’ programme in conjunction with the National Level Disability Day at the Paralympics Sports Excellence Centre yesterday. – BERNAMA