Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dr Rundi: Don’t be influenced by rumours spread through Internet

BINTULU: State Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom has reminded the people here not to be easily deceived by rumours spread through the Internet as the 13th general election draws nearer.

He said he had to give this reminder as it was inevitable that many people would come across these postings in blogs and web portals put up by those who were out to create issues against the BN government.

“Nowadays, anybody can write anything. Don’t be easily fooled by the rumours because there must be hidden agenda behind them,” the Kemena assemblyman told local community leaders from his constituency yesterday.

He urged them to do self-reflection on their stand, their livelihood, how much the government had done and how many areas should be improved rather than be enticed by the unfounded rumours that could split the community.

At the same time, he told them that under the National Key Results Area, the government needed to spend about RM1.7 billion to provide electricity to all villages in the state by next year, and pointed out that out of 77,000 families targeted about 12,000 had been supplied with electricity.

“In order to achieve this, the country needs political stability and security,” he said when referring to the recent riots that occurred in London.

He thus urged them to learn from the incident which had crippled the city.

Citing Bersih and MoCS (Movement for Change Sarawak) as another threat to national stability, he feared some opportunists would take advantage of their action for their personal agenda and called the movements’ demand for free and fair elections groundless.

MoCS’ ‘Walk for Democracy and Reforms in Sarawak’ last Saturday was called off in the interest of public safety.

On a related development, Dr Rundi said the state BN was carrying out intensive and critical preparation for the coming general election which would be called at any time by the Prime Minister.

“I just came back from a meeting with the Prime Minister with other state BN leaders and he (PM) showed his seriousness for us to be fully prepared for the coming election,” he said.

He believed BN’s success in the recent state election by retaining more than two-thirds majority to form the government would be a tonic for greater success in the coming general election.

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