LAHAD DATU 14/10/2012: Sabahans will receive equal assistance, regardless of race, from the government if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) wins the 13th general election.
PR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said this during a friendly ceremony with the people at Kampung Panji here yesterday.
Anwar in his speech said PKR wanted to defeat Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 13th general election.
He said if he led the country, he would want a clean government without corruption, not practising dirty politics, injustice, and abuse of power.
He also pledged that if PR won in the coming election, he would reduce the oil price for the sake of the people, reduce the prices of goods and give free education to all.
“The assistance given in Budget 2013, such as BR1M, is an unhealthy programme undertaken by BN because if they win the general election, they will increase taxes and prices of goods to spin back the money.
“If I become the Prime Minister, I’ll reduce the oil price, and I believe the country will not go bankrupt if prices are reduced as the government under my leadership will not practise dirty leadership,” he said.
Anwar said a collaboration between Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and PR will provide opportunities to each other to compete in any parliamentary or assembly seats. For example, he said if SAPP competed in Lahad Datu area, PR would give the opportunity to them and would not compete in the area, likewise SAPP.
Sabah PKR chief Ahmad Tamrin Jaini, who was also present at the event, said he was confident that PR would win in the 13th general election and defeat BN on condition that the people must be brave to change. He said the Orange Book was for the Sabah people.
He also hoped Sabahans would not provide any opportunities to BN in the general election.
Also present were Pakatan Perubahan Sabah (PPS) leader Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Lajim Haji Ukin, Tawau member of parliament Datuk Chua Soon Bui, chairman of Silam DAP Tajuldin A.R, SAPP chairman Silam Zone Shuaib Mutalib, and several other opposition leaders.