August 4, 2012
Kedahans: Prove Your Love for Dr. Mahathir
by Ahmad Fadli KC (08-03-12)@http://www.malaysiakini.com
Mukhriz said BN’s defeat in Kedah was a major blow to Mahathir because his father was a former Prime Minister who hailed from the state.
“The defeat in 2008 has brought shame to us. Among those who are embarrassed is Mahathir because he is a Kedahan.
“If you love Mahathir, don’t let him be embarrassed twice,” he said during a breaking of fast session with the press in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
On the current administration in Kedah, Mukhriz said PAS leaders were too busy fighting among themselves to focus on the next general election.
“They are fighting for seats because they are no longer the opposition,” he said.
He slammed the state government for being insensitive towards non-Muslims because the minority community is discriminated against where rules governing entertainment outlets are concerned.
“They (non-Muslims) are increasingly dissatisfied with the state government. They (the state government) make statements which gave the impression that non-Muslims always frequent entertainment outlets and are immoral,” he said during his speech.
Umno, too, must avoid infighting
Last July, Kedah government enforced the Entertainment and Entertainment Outlets Enactment 1997 – which was gazetted on February 12, 1998 – that strictly forbids Muslims from frequenting entertainment outlets during the month of Ramadan.
The outlets were apparently peeved that the Kedah government also forced them to cease operations from 6pm on Thursdays to 2.30pm the next day, out of consideration for Friday’s prayers.
On speculation that he would be tapped as BN’s choice for Menteri Besar, Mukhriz skirted around the question instead, calling on Kedah BN to close ranks.
“I have given my all to help us win back Kedah. Unity is important (for victory). Without unity, don’t even dream about winning back the state. We might forever regret (if we lose),” he said.