KUANTAN, Feb 25 (Bernama) --All party machinery at the grassroots' level are urged to work hard to ensure victory to Barisan Nasional candidates nominated to contest in the 14th General Election (GE14) regardless of which component party they are from.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that in the critical situation currently, this must be upheld by party members to ensure the BN continued to get the mandate to govern the country with a significant victory in the 14th General Election.
"In this critical period, every leader of the Village Development and Security Committee especially, must also be the eyes and ears of the state and federal governments besides giving the best service to the rakyat.
"Not to act in a manner as to cause hatred (against the government) but to act as a pacifier to bring pails of water to douse the fire," he said.
He said this in his speech at the closing of the Eastern Zone Certificate Program on Infra UniKL Rural Governance at the Bukit Gambang Resort, here today. The event was also attended by Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
At the event, 600 participants received certificates for attending the program which was introduced for Chairmen of the Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) and Federal JKKK (JKKP) and Orang Asli JKKK to uplift their integrity in leading and managing their respective villages.
Ahmad Zahid said that in the final lap before facing the GE14, every JKKK leader must also give their best service besides looking after their speeches and actions to avoid any accusation that could cause hatred of the people against those people in power.
"This is the last lap in the five-year political journey and in this final lap, we must have the breath to last us to reach the finishing line.
"What is the point of having your eyes if your vision is blurred and having ears if they are becoming deaf, this means that we are not sensitive to the environment and development taking place," he said.
He said that in the GE14, the BN must continue to remain victorious because the majority of the people was hoping for it.