Rahman Dahlan Claims "Allah Chose Sandakan Voters To Give Warning" To The PH Government
The Sandakan by-election, which has been called following the death of incumbent MP Wong Tien Fatt, is a God-given opportunity to the Sandakan voters, according to Abdul Rahman Dahlan
Malaysiakini reported the UMNO supreme council member claiming that "Allah Subhanahu Wa ta'ala has given the opportunity to Sandakan... You are chosen by Allah to warn and remind the government to stop lying to the people."
"Today, our objective is to ensure that PBS wins against DAP. You can create a miracle given this huge opportunity," Rahman Dahlan was quoted as saying while addressing a crowd at Jambatan 3, Kampung Sim Sim at Sandakan yesterday.
The former Kota Belud MP's sentiments were echoed by Bung Moktar Radin, who said that he agrees with his friend
"Ladies and gentlemen, I agree with my friend (Abdul Rahman) that the people in Sandakan have been given a second opportunity. You will never get another opportunity.
"This is the time we bring down the rocket," the Kinabatangan MP was reported as saying by the news portal.
The Sandakan by-election is due on Saturday, 11 May
While Sabah BN and UMNO are not contesting in the by-election, they are supporting the United Sabah Party or Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) candidate Linda Tsen Thau Lin.
The PBS candidate is up against the daughter of the late incumbent MP, Vivian Wong.
There are three other independent candidates, namely Hamzah Abdullah, Sulaiman Abdul Samat and Chia Siew Yung contesting in the Sandakan by-election.
This is not the first time that UMNO members have termed the deaths of Pakatan Harapan MPs as a sign from God: