DPM, We heard you the first time. There is no need to stress about the fact unless it is not. It is?
KUALA SELANGOR, April 21 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tonight stressed that he had never met Altantuya Shaaribuu, the Mongolian woman who was murdered in Malaysia in October last year.
"I have only seen pictures of her in the media," he said in refuting allegations by the opposition that he was linked to the high profile murder.
Speaking while campaigning for the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Ijok by-election in Kampung Bukit Badong here, he also urged the Malay voters in the constituency to give their undivided support to the MIC's K. Parthiban, who is representing the BN in the contest.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the Malays, especially Umno members must reciprocate the support the MIC had given to the coalition in all the previous elections.
"Eighty per cent of Indians in the country support Umno and the BN. If others support us, God wants us to be fair and reciprocate the support given," he said.
Najib, who is also the BN deputy chairman, said the coalition did not want to see its candidate losing the election merely because the candidate was not from the majority of the electorate.
"Umno as the backbone of the government is strong because Malays and non-Malays support it," he said.
At the function, Najib also announced a RM300,000 allocation to upgrade the mosque in the kampung.
The Ijok by-election is being held following the death of BN Assemblyman Datuk K. Sivalingam on April 4. Parthiban is involved in a straight fight with Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
Polling is on April 28.
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