Young voters will vote for BN: Nur Jazlan

JOHOR BARU: Deputy Home Minister and Pulai Member of Parliament Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed is confident that young voters will vote for BN in the 14th General Election (GE14).

He said this when a member of the media pointed out that 40% of the 1.8 million registered voters in Johor is below 40-years-old.

"We are not worried as the state government has implemented many schemes that help the young generation such as skill development and entrepreneurship training. I am confident they will vote BN because the efforts by the state government has brought fruitful results for the youths."

Nur Jazlan who was attending an outreach program in Perling on Saturday morning said, the Perling (formerly known as Pengkalan Rinting) state seat will be contested by MCA.

"We will support any candidate selected by MCA."

The incumbent of Pengkalan Rinting state assemblyman is DAP's Cheo Yee How, who won the seat with a majority of 1,970 against MCA's Chang Mei Kee in the 2013 general election.

On security issues, the deputy home minister said the authorities is aware of the tactics used by international drug syndicates.

He said, in order to curb smuggling activities in northern Peninsular, the Bukit Kayu Hitam ICQS (Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security ) complex will commence 24-hour operations this year.