PUTRAJAYA - Voters should support the Barisan Nasional which has been looking after the people’s interests for a long time, says Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
He called on them to defend the federal administrative centre from falling into the hands of the Opposition for the sake of the future of the nation.
Tengku Adnan, who is Putrajaya MP, said talk that the important seat of Putrajaya would be won by the Opposition would not influence the residents here as most of them are civil servants.
“People can say what they like. Some people talk as though a big thunder is coming. But thunder does not necessarily means it will rain.
“The Government has been looking after the interest of the people for 60 years. So, don’t pour out the stored water upon hearing thunder,” he said after launching a campaign to fly the flag of the Federal Territories to symbolise the start of the 2018 Federal Territories Day celebration here yesterday.
The celebration falls on Feb 1 each year.
Tengku Adnan was referring to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who had announced that he would either be contesting in Kubang Pasu, Langkawi or Putrajaya in the general election.
On another matter, Tengku Adnan said more than 35 programmes had been drawn up for February in conjunction with the celebration.
Among the programmes which will take place at Putrajaya from Feb 10 to Feb 28 are a special Friday sermon, Putrajaya Chess Festival, Putrajaya 1Federal Territory Feast and World Robomaker Championship.
Earlier, Tengku Adnan flagged off the Federal Territories Flag Waving convoy involving 22 four-wheel drive vehicles that will travel to seven locations, including the Kampung Baru Food Court and the Sentul Urban Transformation Centre in Kuala Lumpur to distribute the Federal Territories flag, and ending in Pantai Dalam.