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Sunday, October 30, 2022

I switched for a better cause, says Muda man under fire


Danial Abdul Majeed was criticised for two tweets favouring Barisan Nasional in 2013 but said his views changed after BN leaders were charged with criminal offences. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: Muda candidate Danial Abdul Majeed, who came under criticism over old tweets in support of Barisan Nasional, said today he had switched his support to Muda for “a better cause” and to fight for a better Malaysia.

He said he was shocked that “as soon as my candidacy for Kepala Batas was announced by Muda, people started to dig out my old tweets” which showed him supporting BN.

He came under the spotlight on social media after two of his tweets from nine years ago resurfaced.

Danial told FMT that he does not deny he was once a supporter of BN and he made those tweets in 2013.

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His controversial tweets were posted on polling day in 2013 and the next day. One said he was “forever a voter for BN” and the other criticised PAS for working with DAP “which wants to destroy Islam and the Malays”.

He told FMT: “The question people should be asking is what made me want to change? The answer is, I changed for a better cause, and to fight for a better Malaysia. People should look at what (agenda) I am carrying now.”

Danial said he chose to support Muda after noticing that several leaders from BN were being charged in court for various alleged crimes. He had joined Muda in June 2020, when the party was still new and had not been registered.

Muda has named Danial as the party’s candidate for the Kepala Batas parliamentary seat in northern Penang, where BN candidates have been elected since 1974. The previous MP was Reezal Merican Naina Merican, who was housing and local government minister in the outgoing Cabinet of Ismail Sabri Yaakob. - FMT

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