Muhyiddin was in town today, presumably with elections very much on his mind.
From what I hear, he visited students in USM and workers at Western Digital, and dropped by at Bagan on the mainland.
The word on the grapevine was that he wished students all the best in their exams 😉
One tweep was less than impressed:
Masa aku kat Usm tak ada pula menteri datang selain khaled noordin. Hari ni muhyiddin datang, huntong ler. Eleh kalau dtg pn aku lepak blik.
— zulaikha.zulkifli (@zlkha_z) June 16, 2012
After visiting workers, he was reported as saying that not many countries of the world showed deep concern for the welfare of the people as the BN did.
It is not my intention to boast about what the BN had achieved in Penang. This is just a reminder to the people on the contribution we have made to the state.
“The people must be presented with the correct understanding. The contribution of the federal government is really huge.”
(Should we laugh or cry?)
Muhyiddin also pounced on local issues, criticising high-rise projects on hill-slopes in Penang that he felt reportedly ignored federal guidelines. Now I have been critical of hill-slope development too. But coming from Muhyiddin, it sounds a bit ‘rich’: he talks as if there was no hill-slope development (or approvals) under the BN administration!
The DPM also visited Butterworth on the mainland. The word going around was that he had turned up in Jalan Raja Uda. One mechanic said he was in the Jalan Raja Uda and asked me whether I was going as there could be lunch!
Malayskini reports him as having “made a U-turn on the federal government’s decision not to review the status quo on Chinese independent schools in the construction of news schools”. Aiyah, for your votes, they will do anything-lah.
… the feedback he received showed that the people in the state had given extraordinary support.
“We received information that their welfare was not taken care of by the state government and thus, their support for the BN is now stronger,”
Me? I think Muhyiddin is very optimistic or just deluded (listening to what he wants to hear). Or he has a good sense of humour!