Zahid: Sarawak BN must be positive to capture Opposition’s strongholds

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Ahmad Zahid believes that the state BN can win up to 29 out of the 31 parliamentary seats in Sarawak. — Picture by Marcus Pheong

KUCHING, April 23 — Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) must think positive if it hopes to capture seats considered as Opposition strongholds in the 14th general election.

He said he strongly believes that the state BN can win up to 29 out of the 31 parliamentary seats in Sarawak.

“We must strive to work harder to capture as many seats possible. Though we are encountering some intra-party problems, we are on the right track,” he told reporters at the Kuching International Airport before departing for the federal capital.

He said there are some ‘grey and black areas’ for BN in Sarawak, saying that not all areas are deemed as ‘white’.

“For those grey areas, we must make efforts to resolve the problems so that we can achieve victory,” he said.

He said as for the ‘black’ areas, BN must come up with new strategies to entice voters to support BN candidates.

Ahmad Zahid said he will continue to visit safe areas in Sarawak, to show support to the state’s Barisan candidates.

“We must not take things for granted just because these areas are safe for us,” he said.

Earlier, he visited Batang Sadong, a state BN stronghold.

He said Batang Sadong, whose incumbent is minister in the prime minister’s department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, is a safe seat for Barisan Nasional.