Don’t be influenced by opposition’s ‘harsh’ political culture — Talib
BINTULU: The opposition’s ‘harsh’ political culture which they adopt from Peninsular Malaysia should not be allowed to infiltrate the local people’s courteous and polite way of life, advised Assistant Minister of Tourism and Heritage Datuk Talib Zulpilip.
“Outsiders (opposition) from Peninsula don’t know our culture, during election they fight and carry flags. So we must reject such a hash culture from destroying our unity,” he said in his welcoming address during the Hari Raya open house at Medan Niaga SEDC Jepak recently
Citing history, he said the people of Bintulu twice defended their shoreline from pirate attacks in May 23, 1862 and April 12, 1869.
He thus called on them to emulate the spirit of their forefathers by defending themselves against the new pirates (opposition) during the coming state election.
He also advised them not to listen to the opposition’s claim that the government did not bring any development projects.
The people, he said, should be thankful that Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud had agreed to continue leading the state in order to bring uninterrupted development and progress.