PETALING JAYA: As GE15 campaigns enter its midway point, Khairy Jamaluddin told Pakatan Harapan supporters that checks and balances in administration is important and a vote for him will ensure that Opposition leaders are kept in check.
Khairy said many Pakatan supporters in Sungai Buloh are in a dilemma, as many are split on whether or not to vote for him, as many are still supporting the coalition that consists of DAP, PKR, Amanah and Upko.
“Pakatan supporters, I know that you are in a dilemma now on whether to support Pakatan or to switch to KJ.
“They like me, but they love the party.
“Pakatan supporters, you have to send a message to your own leaders, that we must have checks and balances in Sungai Buloh,” said Khairy during a ceramah at Kampung Melayu in Sungai Buloh on Saturday (Nov 12) night.
Khairy said he is a Malaysian leader at heart, where he kept the interests of every citizen, regardless of their racial backgrounds.
“When I was the Health Minister (during the pandemic), I had a strict order on vaccination – that we must save everyone.
“A (health) emergency does not look at skin colour or race,” he said.
“So, Barisan, PAS and Pakatan supporters, I will look after you, bring victory to P107 Sungai Buloh,” added Khairy.
Acknowledging that the Sungai Buloh seat was previously won by PKR’s incumbent MP Sivarasa Rasiah with over 26,000 vote majority in 2018, Khairy appeared upbeat, saying that he isn’t prepared to lose.
“I came here to be the best elected representative for voters in Sungai Buloh,” he said.
“Many said this is mission impossible, but I want to say that nothing is impossible and God-willing, we will win on Nov 19,” added Khairy.
There is a looming economic turbulence next year and Khairy stressed that political stability is crucial to the nation.
“Our economy is growing but we have a challenging year ahead. The global economy will be challenging and we need stability next year,” added Khairy.
Meanwhile, Khairy also assured that Barisan Nasional’s prime minister candidate will be Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“To ensure no confusion (among the public), Barisan’s candidate for PM is none other than Ismail Sabri,” said Khairy.
Khairy said the prime minister candidate has been also agreed by the Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi himself.
“Lets vote for a good candidate so we have a stable government to bring about a prosperous nation. God-willing, Malaysia will be a great nation,” added Khairy.
Khairy will be locked in a seven-cornered fight against PKR’s R Ramanan, Perikatans Mohd Ghazali Md Hamin, Parti Rakyat Malaysia’s Ahmad Jufliz Faiza, Pejuang’s Mohd Akmal Mohd Yusoff and two independents – Nurhaslinda Basri (Sifu Linda) and Syed Razak Alsagoff.
Polling will be on Nov 19, while early voting has been set at Nov 15.