ROMPIN: Barisan Nasional’s “low profile” campaigning in the by-election here is becoming a talking point.
However, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said the low key approach was not an indicator that the Barisan election machinery is not working.
“Perhaps it is still early to go all out in the campaign. I noticed the low key approach but that does not mean that we are not moving,” said Adnan after presenting certificates to excellent students in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Razak in Bandar Tun Razak, Muadzam Shah, here yesterday.
Adnan, who is also state Umno liaison chief, said party workers were already on the ground.
“Just wait and see. We are currently in our first gear and once the situation permits, we will see how serious we are in this by-election.
“Our campaign approach is not like the Opposition and their ceramah. We are more about the personal touch with the voters,” he said.
Rompin Umno Youth chief Datuk Mohd Johari Hussain urged party workers putting up campaign flags and posters to do their job ethically.
“Treat this by-election as a healthy contest and let the voters decide based on facts,” he said when met after accompanying party workers to put up Barisan and Umno flags in the town centre here.
Mohd Johari, who is also Tioman assemblyman, said some 100,000 pieces of flags and posters would be put up.
Pahang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Seri Sharifuddin Abdul Ghani also reminded all parties to apply for a permit before holding a ceramah.He said police would assist and deploy personnel to the venue to ensure no untoward incident.