BN machinery must ensure party secures bigger mandate


KANGAR: The Barisan Nasional machinery should not take things for granted as the party needs to secure a bigger mandate to form a stronger government in the 14th general election (GE14).

BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak said with a bigger mandate, the government could continue with the various development projects for the people and at the same time boost investor confidence in the country.

The Prime Minister said a bigger mandate is crucial to continue attracting investors so that the country could sustain the development and economic growth that will contribute towards further strengthening the value of the Ringgit.

“I do not want us to believe that everything is ours…we need to be disciplined and united, abide by the directive and work hard to make sure we could retain power and secure a bigger majority.

“In five to six years, we will transform the country from Perlis to Sabah thus we need to work hard to ensure a victory for BN,” he said in his speech when launching the state BN election machinery at Dewan 2020 here today.

Present were the Perlis BN chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man and leaders from BN component parties in the state.

Najib said BN will face a tough fight in GE14 but he believes that if the party machinery was strong and gave their all for the party, BN would be victorious.

He said the country’s economy was expected to soar this year from the various investment and development plans by the government.

“If we are given a new mandate, we will move forward with greater strength,” he said.

Earlier in the same speech, Najib announced RM3 million in additional allocation for small scale projects for the Padang Besar, Arau and Kangar parliamentary constituencies.

He said the government had earlier allocated RM6 million for the same projects to the three constituencies.

"The other side cannot be relied upon because he is 93 years old already. That is not the face for future because we want to move forward not for one or two years, but for the future generation," he said.

Although he did not name anyone but it is understood that Najib was referring to Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd