Najib confident BN will retain Sarawak federal seats
KUCHING, Aug 10 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak believes that Sarawak will remain Barisan Nasional (BN) territory in the coming general election.
With unity among the BN component parties and co-operation between the central government and state government under Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, BN will succeed again in Sarawak, said Najib (picture).
“We’ve discussed many matters and have mutual respect and understanding between the central and state governments, there’s nothing that cannot be resolved,” he said during the breaking of fast at the Sarawak State Assembly building in Petra Jaya here today.
Najib attributed Sarawak’s progress under the BN leadership to these factors.
Commenting on Abdul Taib’s remark that he was a young and vigorous prime minister, he said: “I appreciate that comment because he mentioned a very important touch point... Maybe I am not so young anymore but I try to be as vigorous as possible.”
“The underlying message was that we must be a caring government that had the caring touch for the common people,” he said, adding that leaders at all levels, including state assemblymen and members of Parliament, must work hard, especially with the touch point allocations at their disposal.
Unlike the opposition, the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) 2, for which an open day was held here today, proved that the government had a clear direction for the future, he said. — Bernama