ALOR SETAR: The newly appointed Menteri Besar of Kedah, Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md. Nor said his responsibilities are heavier now as the people’s hopes are high after Perikatan Nasional (PN) won a landslide victory grabbing 33 out of 36 seats in the state elections on Saturday 12th Aug. 2023.
Sanusi added, with the people’s high expectations on the new state government, he admits that he is quite scared if he could not fully achieve them.
“With high determination my team and me in PN will work hard to our level best,” Sanusi said in a press conference at Wisma Darul Aman after he was sworn-in as the Menteri Besar for the second term on Monday.
Sanusi had succeeded in retaining Jeneri State Legislative Assembly seat in the state elections recently where he garnered 21,823 votes with a majority of 16,050 against BN Datuk Muhammad Khizri Abu Kassim who gained only 5,773 votes.
Talking about racial polarisation trend that exists in the country, Sanusi said, it was expected as political parties in the country were formed based on ethnic groups.
Elaborating on it, Sanusi said, voters should evaluate on the performance of the political parties and not just on racial sentiments.
Sanusi said, even though only one assemblyman is from Gerakan but he gives his assurance that his administration would not discriminate against non
“We have officers who represent the Indian and Siamese communities.I do not have any problem serving the needs of the non-Malay community in Kedah. We don’t discriminate and do not select according to the colour of the skin,” he reiterated.
The PN election director added, his administration will consider Gerakan assemblyman Wong Chia Zen who won the Kulim seat to be appointed as a member of the state executive council.
According to Sanusi there are about 26 to 27 per cent of non-Malay voters in Kedah but he did not know who they voted for. However he added PN will be fair to all the people in the state. – Malaysia World News