SEMPORNA, Sept 24 (Bernama) -- The confidence of the people in Semporna towards the Barisan Nasional government remains high, said Semporna UMNO Division acting chief, Datuk Seri Nasir Tun Sakaran.
He said the matter had caused the opposition to constantly play with political perceptions by giving a negative picture of the government to the people.
"This is the ploy of the opposition to undermine the government, no matter what, they will tarnish the government's image even if the government is always consistent in providing various assistance to the people," he told reporters after attending the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Panglima Abdullah Parents-Teachers Association meeting here today.
Nasir, who is also Senallang assemblyman, said one of the opposition's ploys was to instigate the people to reject the government by not voting for the BN but, at the time, to accept government aid.
Meanwhile, he said the list of BN candidates who were purportedly to stand in the Semporna parliamentary seat and three state seats, namely Senallang, Bugaya and Sulabayan that went viral on social media was not true.....