SEREMBAN (April 5): Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate in the Rantau State seat by-election Dr S Streram has denied that the party exploited children in one of its campaign programmes.
He said the programme was organised by a non-governmental organisation where the children only used the stage for a prize-presentation ceremony after an art competition.
“They only held the prize presentation for the competition. They did not use it for political reasons. They did not have a stage so they used a truck which had stage facilities for the prize-presentation. If you were there, you would understand.
“It is not true that PH exploited children, in fact we were looking out for them,” he said at the walkabout programme with members of the Man Nam Kong Soh Association at Rantau here today.
The media reported today that former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak alleged in his Facebook account that PH used children in the Rantau by-election and uploaded a photo of a group of children who were taken into a lorry used by the PH campaign machinery.