The result of a ‘hung’ state legislative assembly involving the opposition and Barisan Nasional (BN), following the Kuala Besut by-election would be to the detriment of the people with prolonged politicking for power, said Professor Datuk Dr Aziz Deraman.
The Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Computer Science senior lecturer said the situation of a 16-16 seat balance between the two sides would see the government unable to proceed with development programmes due disagreement by the opposition.
“We are not against the opposition but if it wins in Kuala Besut, both the government and the opposition will have 16 seats each, resulting in a hung assembly, and neither could form the government,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
Therefore, he reminded voters in Kuala Besut not to be influenced by the ’16-16 New Terengganu’ campaign as promoted by the opposition as it would bring negative impact to the political stability of the state.
Aziz, who is also UMT vice-chancellor special assistant, said the people should take the opportunity to maintain BN for continuity in government administration.
The Kuala Besut by-election on July 24 will see a contest between BN candidate Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman, 37, and PAS candidate Endot@Azlan Yusof, 48.