SUNGAI PETANI, 30 March 2009: Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has urged the people not to make the three by-elections on 7 April a referendum on the new Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He said the by-elections at Bukit Gantang in Perak, Bukit Selambau in Kedah and Batang Ai in Sarawak were significant as coincidentally, they would be held soon after the transition of power.
“I like to remind voters that they are by-elections, not a referendum on Datuk Seri Najib’s leadership,” he told reporters after a briefing on the BN election machinery at Merbok near here today.
Muhyiddin said voters should consider the future and efforts being taken to improve policies aimed at developing the country without neglecting any race.
“We want to implement more effective social programmes fast. We begin by having a new leadership,” he said. — Bernama