Barisan Nasional (BN) is capable of wresting back 20 opposition-held seats to help secure two-thirds majority in the coming 13th general election, says Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan.
He is confident that BN can retain the 140 parliamentary seats it won and capture five of 23 seats held by PAS, five of 29 held by DAP and 10 of the 31 Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) seats.
He said the confidence was based on various factors including the problems faced by the opposition in several seats that it had won.
“It’s logical because, for example, seven of the PKR seats are already problematic for the opposition as six as the incumbents left the party to become independents while it lost the Hulu Selangor seat.”
He said this after attending the opening of a professionalism-enhancing retreat of the Information Welfare and Recreation Club by Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, here, today.
Ahmad, who is also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was also an important factor in ensuring victory for BN.
“The people have benefited from the various incentives and privileges introduced by the prime minister such as the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) and 1Malaysia Book Voucher, as well as the transformation programmes.”
Besides that, he said, the winnable candidates to be fielded by BN would also contribute to the ruling coalition recapturing some of the opposition-held seats.
However, Ahmad reminded that victory could be achieved if BN members did not resort to “cah keting” or sabotage against the party or the chosen candidates. – Bernama
How can be they so confident when political veterans such as Tun Mahathir, Tun Daim, Tengku Razaleigh and the late Lim Keng Yaik has written off BN's chances in the coming polls?
the frogs that jumped landed into the frying pans were long gone.
Many of the winable horses of BN are crippled, using threat hoping to
win the GE 13.
Just wait to see how the rakyat rated you as a candidate.
These 20 seats currently held by PR and targeted by UMNO must surely be in the list of EC with the most dubious and questionable new voters. Young and newly registered Malaysian voters are fully aware of the clear and present danger affecting these 20 seats and will come out in full force the overcome the cheating endorsed by the EC.