BN lost because of promises made by PH?

Written by: mottaman | 04 Nov 2018 12:21
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04 Nov 2018 12:21

So, why do you think the Barisan Nasional lost in the last general election?

According to former premier, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, BN lost because of fraud, defamation and false promises made by the Pakatan Harapan government.

However, his own Umno comrades don't seem to think so and they say the BN lost because of the 1MDB scandal.

BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and former Umno youh chief, Khairy Jamaluddin say the loss was due to the 1MDB scandal and not as what Najib claims.

“I agree with YB Khairy (Khairy Jamaluddin). The scandal happened and the Cabinet only knew about all the decisions after the issue exploded in the media,” said Nazri, the former Culture and Tourism Minister.

In an earlier tweet, Khairy simply wrote, “We lost because of 1MDB. The end. (sic)”

In the tweet, he also attached a news report from an English daily where Najib was quoted saying that BN lost because of “fraud, defamation and false promises made by Pakatan Harapan.”

The report also quoted Najib as saying there was nothing wrong with Umno and Barisan Nasional.

After Khairy's tweet, Najib's staunch supporter Lokman Noor Adam went on to lambast Khairy in an escalating war of words within Umno.

Umno supreme council member Lokman claimed that Khairy was to blame for Umno losing power, saying that he turned on Najib and demanded his resignation right after GE14, instead of giving the latter the chance to form a unity government.

Nazri, who is the Padang Rengas MP, said that Cabinet members were previously informed that 1MDB issue could be solved.

“That is why we defended it. We also did not find out until the issue was out in the news and became bigger in public.

“We lost not because people rejected us, but because of 1MDB,” he said.

He said the matter is no longer a political issue as it has been brought to court.

So, what do you guys think?

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