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Bandar Utama state assemblyman Jamaliah Jamaluddin speaks to the press during the officiation of the upgraded jogging track and playground at SS25/9 in Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, on March 23, 2023. — Picture by NUR ADIBAH AHMAD IZAM/SELANGORKINI

State rep calls for end to stirring of racial, religious sentiments

By Sheeda Fathil

PETALING JAYA, March 24 — Political parties in Selangor must cease engaging in hateful campaigns which could lead to discord along the lines of race and religion, in the time leading up to the anticipated state election.

Bandar Utama state assemblyman Jamaliah Jamaluddin said Pakatan Harapan has always maintained a stance of rejecting racial politics, instead focusing on the better governance of the nation.

“Instead (of such actions), we seek to focus on attracting youths, particularly first-time voters, as their votes and support are important for us to head towards a better Malaysia.

“We will also spread the policies and initiatives implemented by the state government, with a budget of RM2.45 billion, something no other state has been able to do.

“We do not merely campaign for the Bandar Utama state constituency alone, but for Selangor as a whole. It is pointless to win Bandar Utama but not the rest of the state,” she said after officiating the upgraded jogging track and playground at Taman SS25/9 yesterday.

Earlier on, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the state election could possibly be held in July or in August at the latest.

He said Harapan should also provide information and explainers, so the voters will not become confused by the Opposition’s approach, which misuses Islam and fosters hateful politics.

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