This was reported by Bernama… – Manik Urai voters should show the country that Malays can still be united under the Barisan Nasional, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
He said what was hoped was that the unity that had been established for over 50 years remained strong so that people could live in peace and harmony under Barisan rule.
“Umno and Barisan place importance on unity, not splits, among the people, because this allows development to be carried out in the country,” he said when launching the Barisan election machinery here Saturday night.
Shafie, who is also Rural and Regional Development Minister, said the government had clear principles whereby the people’s interests came foremost.
He also took to task certain leaders in the Opposition for trying to cause disunity when they questioned the noble intention by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to forge a unity government.
“We are concerned by the objections made by (PAS spiritual leader Datuk) Nik Abdul Aziz (Nik Mat). Although Hadi is for unity, Nik Aziz seems not,” he said.