PUTRAJAYA, March 19 – Despite facing a strong challenge, Barisan Nasional (BN) under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will win the 13th general election and continue to rule the country. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin(Pic) said this confidence is based on meticulous preparation by BN component parties after losing two-thirds majority in parliament in 12th general election.
He said BN component parties were injected with teamwork spirit and together with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and voluntary bodies work hard to ensure that BN captures states lost to the opposition.
“The situation has generally improved. Numerous experts, think tanks and analysts said BN will win. They must have the facts and reasons for this.
“We expect to defend our seats but want to reinforce our position in focus areas,” he said at 13th general election dialogue for Federal Territory, organised by Federal Territory Mubarak, Federal Territory Umno Veterans and Federal Territory Senior Retirees Umno Club.
The reformation and transformation implemented by the government to guarantee the future of the people and country have been recognised and accepted by the people. Muhyiddin said as a visionary leader, Najib realised that a comprehensive and holistic reform involving all levels of society must be implemented to defend government policies and development achieved since independence.
“We want to defend this as we have created a country that is peaceful, safe and progressive for a long time. It is not easy to compare other countries which have achieved success and excellence such as Malaysia.”
Muhyiddin who is also BN and Umno number two wants, BN leaders and members at all levels to give strong support to party candidates. Recognising the strength of the opposition, BN will field winnable candidates but support from members is needed to avoid problems that could threaten the chance to win.
“The most important thing for us is that when a decision has been made (by the Prime Minister), leaders at division level should accept the candidates and not create problems to improve their chances of winning,” he added.