BN policies are Islamic: Muhyiddin

KUALA BESUT (July 13, 2013): Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has lambasted quarters who alleged that Barisan Nasional (BN) policies are not in line with Islamic teachings.

Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony today, Muhyiddin said various initiatives by BN, such as providing affordable housing and the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BRIM), are in line with the demands and teachings of Islam.

He said there were certain quarters who claimed that BN did not fight for Islam, neither are its policies Islamic.

Although he did not name any leaders, Muhyiddin could be referring to several PAS leaders who have said that it was "haram" to vote Umno and BN.

Muhyiddin said it is wrong to accuse a fellow Muslim of going against Islamic principles and warned the people not to be fooled by such statements.

"Is it just because I'm wearing blue instead of a robe? People should tell the truth about good deeds while reprimand us if we do wrong," he said, referring to the BN's navy blue official colour.

Muhyiddin said this at a groundbreaking ceremony of a housing project for fishermen whose homes were threatened by severe soil erosion.

Also present were Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, Housing and Urban Wellbeing minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Deputy Kuala Besut by-election director Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Muhyiddin said that BN's policy was about caring for the poor.

"This project speaks of our commitment," he said.

Meanwhile Ahmad announced that the housing project, which comprised 72 units, and the cost of land came up to a total of about RM36 million.

"Providing homes is much in line with the people-centric development and administration concept," he said.