Opposition pact has crumbled before polls, says Najib

Pekan, eastern Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - Pakatan Rakyat's weak pact has crumbled even before the Opposition can enter the general election's "war campaign", said Najib Razak.

The Barisan Nasional chairman said the Opposition had failed to find a common ground on their candidates to be fielded, which resulted in some of their candidates being caught in "friendly fire".

"The Opposition's pact has collapsed. And if this is how they run their coalition, then one can imagine what will happen if they are to run the country. It will surely go to ruin.

"I call on the people to reject Pakatan Rakyat before they destroy the country," he said at the launch of the Sentuhan Kasih project and housing quarters for Felda staff at Felda Chini Timur 2 here.

Najib said the Opposition parties were already at odds with each other on the issue of candidates even on the eve of nomination day and failed to find an amicable solution.

"They call themselves Pakatan (pact), but they are obviously not united when it comes to becoming candidates.

Their disunity is already apparent now and we can imagine how it will be like if they come to power," he added.

At the launch of the agropolitan project in Tanjung Batu in Nenasi, Najib reminded the people not to be taken in by slogans such as Ubah (change) because the Opposition has no track record to prove that they could do better than Barisan.

"I don't have to tell the people what the government has done for them because they can see and feel it.

"The Opposition, on the other hand, simply launches attacks and accusations," he said.

Earlier when launching Felda's industry and recreational complex, Najib said Felda was now an internationally-renowned organisation thanks to the efficiency and determination of the Barisan government.

He said the notion that all governments were the same was incorrect, citing an example where attempts to emulate Felda by certain African governments had failed.

"Even the Opposition cannot do what Barisan had done with Felda.

"The PAS (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party)-led Kelantan government's Ladang Rakyat programme was a disappointment.

"We had people asking if Felda can take over the project.

"We can do it, provided Kelantan is under Barisan administration," he said.

COPYRIGHT: ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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