Malaysia

Najib: Odds are in BN’s favour to win GE, Selangor

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
March 25, 2012
Latest Update: March 26, 2012 02:07 am

Najib (left) predicts victory for BN in the upcoming GE. - file picNajib (left) predicts victory for BN in the upcoming GE. - file picHULU LANGAT, March 25 — Barisan Nasional (BN) is ready to win the next general election as well as take back Selangor, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today as mainstream newspapers hinted that snap polls are in the air. 

The Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman said recent public feedback was very encouraging, and that people have been telling him that BN has regained public support since the 2008 polls. 

winds are blowing towards Barisan Nasional,” he said before handing out aid to 3,578 flood victims here. 

Najib had said midweek he wold dissolve Parliament when public confidence towards his administration is at its highest level.

“I sat with a local leader, a village chief in Teluk Kemang... when I asked him how he thought BN can perform he said BN must win,” said the prime minister to loud cheers from supporters. 

He said that BN’s momentum was at a high, and that based on his walkabouts in Selangor, voters were ready to put BN back in control of the state. 

Najib went on to list down Pakatan Rakyat’s election promises which he claimed “have not been fulfilled” such as assessment and health premise tax cuts. 

“I’m supposed to be in Sepang for the F1 race, but I’m here. The people come first. 

“(Lewis) Hamilton can’t vote, but everyone here can,” he said to squeals of laughter from the 6,000 odd crowd. 

Today, Najib gave out RM7 million in cash aid to 3,528 flood victims and announced a RM7.5 million allocation for temporary flood mitigation works.

The PM said that long-term flood prevention for Hulu Langat required the acquisition of land for the construction of water retention ponds.

This, he said, along with other continuing measures could be best carried only if BN takes over Selangor in the next election.