The party accuses Umno and Pakatan Harapan of influencing out-of-state voters not to return home to Kelantan to vote
KOTA BHARU: In a desperate move to stop the flailing support for the Kelantan government, PAS for the first time is alleging that Umno and Pakatan Harapan are instigating out-of-state Kelantan voters not to return home to vote in the looming 14th general election.
Kelantan PAS secretary Che Abdullah Mat Nawi claimed that such a move has been going on over the past few months.
“Umno has been campaigning so that those living outside Kelantan, especially voters, not to return to their state to vote and this is in tandem with the past news reports by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah that the reasons for Umno to lose in Kelantan in the last general election was due to outside voters who had come back to vote in favour of PAS.
“Pakatan Harapan is also spreading the same to poison the minds of these voters not to bother to balik kampung to vote,” he said at a press conference held here late Monday.
Previously Umno veteran Razaleigh has been reported as saying that not many outside voters from Kelantan will vote for BN should they return to vote.
It was estimated that 60% of Kelantanese are outside the state to work due to the scarcity of employment opportunities in this cradle of Malay heartland.
Che Abdullah also claimed that Pakatan Harapan, especially Amanah, was working hand in hand with Umno to bring down the PAS-led Kelantan government and end it’s 27 years of reign on Kelantan.
He added that to the contrary, Kelantan PAS was campaigning hard to get the voters to return and cast their votes and this will benefit the party in the soon to be held general election.