UMNO’S BIGGEST BLUNDER: JUST 5% SWING IN FELDA VOTES WILL WIPE OUT BN IN GE14 – RAFIZI
PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli plans to capitalise on Felda’s planned purchase of a 37 percent stake in PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk to take down the BN government.
He said the plan to buy a non-controling stake in the Indonesian plantation for US$505.4 million (RM2.26 billion) at a premium, was the ruling coalition’s biggest mistake.
“I’m confident that the purchase of Eagle High Plantations is the Umno and BN leadership’s biggest mistake, because it gives me the opportunity to enter Felda estates to explain in detail Najib’s responsibility in this deal,” Rafizi said in a statement today.
Describing the Felda estates as his last battleground against BN, Rafizi said a three to five percent shift in Felda voters would be enough to topple the Najib administration.
He will be lodging a police report against Najib and the Felda board of directors over the Eagle High deal this Thursday.
He will also be holding daily press conferences on the deal this week, Rafizi said.
Felda announced the planned purchase in the plantation unit of Indonesian conglomerate Rajawali Group after a failed attempt by Felda Global Ventures (FGV) to purchase the same stake.