SABAK BERNAM, June 8 — Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) has denied any involvement in posters with disparaging remarks by “Red Shirts” leader Datuk Jamal Yunos that were found in Sekinchan.
Amanah communication director Khalid Samad said his party could not afford to put up posters and would also not engage in smear tactics.
“We don’t have enough money for this kind of rubbish… this can be reported to enforcement officers in the election commission,” he told a news conference.
The posters, which allegedly bore the quote “Panggil Cina babi tidak salah (Not wrong to call Chinese pigs)” by Jamal and “BN PAS sehati sejiwa, rasis rasuah sama sekali (BN and PAS are of one soul, together in racism and corruption)”, asked voters to choose Amanah.
Khalid said his party already could not pay for campaign flags in the constituency, let alone print posters that incited hatred during the Muslim fasting month.
Seputeh MP Teresa Kok Suh Sim also denied any involvement by her party, when asked about the possibility that DAP may have put up the posters in its stronghold of Sekinchan.
At about 4pm today, EC officers together with the police were seen removing the posters.
Jamal made a surprise appearance then and ran over one of the posters in his four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Jamal told his supporters, who were seen cheering upon his arrival, to calm down and not act hastily.
“I have lodged a report with the police and EC officers so let them handle the matter,” he said.
Barisan Nasional’s Budiman Mohd Zohdi takes on PAS’s Dr Abdul Rani Osman and Amanah’s Azhar Shukur in the June 18 poll.