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Lucky draw not to woo crowds: MP
Published on: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Labuan: Member of Parliament Datuk Rozman Isli described "as baseless and mischievous" insinuation that the offer of attractive lucky draw prizes in conjunction with the "Karnival Rakyat" is to woo crowd to the Labuan Square where the function will be held on Jan 18 there.

Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib Razak would be there to launch the Labuan Development Blueprint 2030, witness the appointment of a consultant by the Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor for a feasibility study for the proposed Labuan-Menumbok bridge and the signing of the Labuan Grand Sea Challenge.

Those attending the function would be entitle to participate in a lucky draw which offered the first prize of a Perodua Axia, three motorbikes, 10 smart phones and three boat engines.

Rozman said the prizes offered were sponsored by well-wishers.

"The new Labuan Blueprint would usher the island into a new era of prosperity and hope.

Everyone is happy and many wanted to celebrate the event which is historic with the lucky draw."

He noted that it was not everyday that the PM come to Labuan nor a blueprint is launched everyday.

"The blueprint is a meaningful document to chart the island's future, everyone is interested and wants to hear what the PM has to say, attending the event is also a reciprocal gesture by the local residents in appreciation of the PM taking time off for Labuan."

Rozman further pointed out that the PM had visited the island before and even without lucky draw, tens of thousand had turned up for his event whether rain or shine, therefore it is ridiculous to say that the lucky draw is meant to swell the crowd at Labuan Square."

Among those who questioned the need for the lucky draw, suggesting that it was to pull crowd was PKR chairman here Simsuddin Sidek. He said at apposition events, there was no need for such lucky draw. - Sohan Das

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