One More Day Left, BN Fighting To The End

SANDAKAN, Nov 2 – With one day left to campaigning, Barisan Nasional is going all out until the final hour to ensure its candidate Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin will the Batu Sapi by-election.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, who is also BN by-election director of operations, said although they were confident of winning, they refused to take things for granted.

“We still have time to campaign. We will continue to work hard by explaining to the people what we have done, what we are going to do and what our plans are for the people’s benefit and comfort.

“It is important for the people to realise that only BN can bring development to them and we have ongoing development projects.

“If Batu Sapi or any other area falls into the hands of the opposition, then it would be difficult for us to implement projects smoothly,” he told reporters after a luncheon with media representatives covering the by-election.

Musa said it was important to keep working hard for the people as it proved BN’s sincerity towards them.

“By doing this (working hard), we will also improve our credibility because the people will judge us based on our track record,” he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said the people’s reaction towards Tsen was favourable.

Yet, he said, BN should not be complacent.

“We still have time to be with the people and voters. We will work hard because that is what we do. We have never made empty promises and what is important is to fulfil their wishes,” he said.

The Batu Sapi parliamentary seat by-election was called following the death of Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah, Tsen’s husband, who was killed in a road accident on Oct 9.

Tsen will be up against Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) candidate Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) Ansari Abdullah on Nov 4.

Batu Sapi has 25,582 voters comprising 59.02 per cent or 15,099 Muslim Bumiputeras, Chinese (38.06 per cent or 9,737), non-Muslim Bumiputeras (2.69 per cent or 689) and Indians (0.22 per cent or 57).

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