Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today the allocations made for projects here are meant to voo the voters in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election on Jan 17.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the implementation of these projects had actually been included in the fiscal stimulus package which was announced before the death of Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail, who was also the member of parliament for Kuala Terengganu, on Nov 28 last year.
“No, it’s not bribery. It’s because what we have been doing here in the past two days are part of the projects under the fiscal stimulus package which I announced in the Dewan Rakyat on Nov 4, last year.
“So, how can it be said that they are related to the by-election here,” he said when commenting on allegations by several opposition leaders in their ceramah, here, that the projects implemented by the government here were political bribery.
He said this to reporters after a meeting with imam, bilal and committee members of mosques and surau in the Kuala Terengganu district and the presentation of cheques to government-assisted religious schools (SABK), here.