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Saturday, April 30, 2016

DAP cries foul after Zahid ties school allocation to BN's victory


DAP candidate for Senadin Baru Langub has accused Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of possible bribery after the latter offered a school in his constituency RM500,000, only if BN wins.
"Ahmad Zahid's obvious use of national resources to offer an exchange with voters raises suspicion of bribery," he said in a statement today.
He also questioned if Ahmad Zahid had violated the Election Offences Act 1954.
Yesterday, Ahmad Zahid who was in Miri announced an allocation of RM1 million for two schools within the constituency of Pujut.
However, he said another school within the Senadin constituency would get RM500,000 if BN wins the constituency.
Both Pujut and Senadin, together with the constituency of Piasau, makes up the parliamentary seat of Miri.
In his speech last night, Ahmad Zahid also denied his pledge had anything to do with the election.
"Maybe the other side will accuse me of all sorts of things but we want assemblypersons who can get allocations and they must come from BN," he said.
Baru rubbished Ahmad Zahid's denial that he was offering election goodies, pointing out if this was the case, the deputy prime minister would not set a pre-requisite for BN to win in order for the school to get the allocation.
He also criticised Ahmad Zahid for using the future of students as a political bargaining chip.
BN's SUPP candidate Lee Kim Shin narrowly won the Senadin seat in the 2011 election, garnering a meagre 58-vote majority against PKR.
Lee will be taking on DAP in the Chinese-majority constituency this time. There is a third candidate - Philemon John Edan from PBDS Baru. -Mkini

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