KUALA LUMPUR -- The people should not fall for the opposition's "candy" politics where they always made sweet promises that turned out to be empty, Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said today.
"They have promised to reduce the price of oil....I've challenged them many times to reduce the price of oil in Selangor, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan (which are under opposition control). Why haven't they reduced the price of oil in these four states?
"They actually can bring down the price if they increase the subsidy. For example, for RON 95 petrol, the government's subsidy is RM1.03 per litre. They (opposition) can reduce the consumer price by raising the subsidy to more than RM1.03 sen or RM1.50 but they have not done it," he said when met at the Pandan Umno office, here.
Ahmad who is also deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said among the opposition's other political "candy" were abolishing the National Higher Education Fund Corporation loans and tolls, and providing free Wifi service.
On the Internal Security Act issue which had been played up by the opposition, he said this coming Monday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib (Tun Razak) would be tabling the bill in parliament to repeal the ISA, while free Wifi service was already provided free to villages by the BN government.
Ahmad said the people should reject an opposition, which in trying to win support, was making sweet but empty promises.