Most candidates in Johor state election trying to split votes to enable Umno to win, says Kit Siang

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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): Most of the 239 candidates in the Johor state election on March 12 vying for the 56 State Assembly seats have no chance of winning as their role is just to split votes to enable the Umno candidates to win, claimed veteran politician Lim Kit Siang (pictured).

In a statement Sunday (Feb 27), the DAP Member of Parliament for Iskandar Puteri said this was a scenario which pleased Umno, which he said had forced the holding of the Johor state election.

“The primary focus should be on how to defend the lives and livelihoods of the people to enable life and the economy to re-open after more than two years of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

“The ulterior motive of the Umno masters is clear.

“Although none of the Umno ‘court cluster’ is a candidate in the Johor state election, it is obvious that the Umno “court cluster” are calling the shots as they want early 15th General Election so that they can escape punishment and jail for their corruption and their abuses of power when they were in government,” he said.

Lim added this was the reason for former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak campaigning hard in the Johor state election.

“For the first time in the history of elections in the 65-year history of Malaysia, we are having an election where a major political party is elevating ‘shamelessness’ as a public good, where its political leaders need not have moral standards or guilt for making Malaysia as a kleptocracy, where political leaders cannot differentiate between what is right and wrong, what is corruption and abuse of power and what is not,” he said.

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