Nizar: Rosmah’s ring, NFC scandal keys to regain Perak

The alleged lavish spending of prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor and the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) scandal are highly unpopular among the rural Malays and will cost the BN dearly in the upcoming general election, said former Perak menteri besar Nizar Jamaluddin.

ngo pro selangor government rally 230111 nizarNizar (left) said BN’s attempts to explain Rosmah’s alleged purchase of a RM24 million ring and the abuse of a government soft loan given to NFC to allegedly buy luxury properties had fallen flat with the people.

“They tried to remove (the information) from rural Malays but we managed to play it up. They can’t answer.

“As a result, the feelings in Malay villages have turned against them,” he told reporters after a forum in Shah Alam last night.

The Pasir Panjang assemblyperson quipped that Pakatan can easily regain Perak just by distributing flyers with the images of Rosmah on the front and the former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil on the reverse.

“We will maximise and optimise these as our campaign material,” he said.

According to Nizar, veteran Umno leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah popularly known as Ku Li had also predicted the fall of BN in Perak.

“He told me recently that BN  is facing difficulties in keeping  Perak, that is one of the reasons why (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) makes frequent visits to Perak compared to other states,” he added.

The state PAS leader added that Ku Li had told him “to be prepared for uncertainty” and reaffirmed his opinion that BN may only be able to retain three states, namely Johor, Malacca and Sabah.

Apart from Ku Li, another former finance minister and long-time Umno treasurer Daim Zainuddin had predicted that Umno can only expect easy victories in Johor, Malacca and Pahang.

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