BUKIT MERTAJAM - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today the time has come for the people of Permatang Pauh to switch their support to the Barisan Nasional.
He advised them to elect a BN representative there in the next general election, saying the reformation they had been fighting for in the past 17 years ended when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a U-turn to join the opposition.
Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have been clamouring for a reformation after Dr Mahathir sacked him as the deputy prime minister in 1998.
Najib said the reformation movement had practically died when the person they had directed it at was now collaborating with the opposition.
"Don't tell me you cannot make a change in Permatang Pauh. The reformation is no more. The reformation movement was initiated to fight a person said to be a dictator, a 'maha firaun' (great Pharaoh), a ruthless leader, but that person is now their (Pakatan Harapan) chairman.
Najib said that once the spirit of reformation had diminished, the people had to forget the past and start afresh.
"Since they have made U-turns, you must also make a U-turn in Permatang Pauh," he said when addressing the 'Kenduri