Monday, 29 April 2013

GE13: Najib optimistic about chance

Encouraging support: People from Kampung Semeba and Kampung Haji Baki giving a rousing cheer to Najib as he delivers his speech.

KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is optimistic of Barisan Nasional’s chances in Sarawak.

His optimism stems from what he calls “angin di Sarawak sedang bertiup ke arah Barisan Nasional (literally, the wind in Sarawak is blowing towards Barisan Nasional)".

Najib, who is national Barisan chairman, said although he felt tired after a hectic campaign schedule over the last few days, he was very happy when he arrived in Sarawak because the peoples’ mood towards Barisan was very good.

“I believe the people are happy with Barisan’s performance and have high confidence in the Barisan government. The people in Sarawak are aware that over the last four years the Barisan team and the Government led by me had striven to bring about a comprehensive transformation, which was never tried before,” he said at a Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat gathering at Kampung Semaba here yesterday.

He also called on the electorate in Sarawak to reject Pakatan Rakyat’s reformation agenda and support Barisan’s.

He said Barisan’s transformation agenda was much better than Pakatan’s which only wanted to send their leaders to Putrajaya and propagate street demonstrations.

“Barisan’s transformation programme will make Malaysia a developed nation by 2020. Our transformation programme is not only about big figures, big projects, big businesses and big investments, but will also have positive impact on ordinary people. We are talking about transformation that will generate something beneficial for all Malaysians,” he said.

On the candidacy of SUPP’s Yong Khoon Seng, Najib confessed that he had persuaded the veteran politician to withdraw his decision to retire.

“I persuaded him to defend Stampin. I will not forget Yong and the people in Stampin. If Yong wins I will consider something for him, which will also be good for you all — later,” he said.-the star online

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