WELL the challenge has been sounded by Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
The Chief Minister has stated loudly and clearly that all State BN component party members are to go all out to ensure that BN gets at least a two-thirds majority during the upcoming parliamentary election.
“We must prove that we are still the BN’s safe deposit. We are going to support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with the much needed two-third majority or even bigger,” he is quoted as saying.
“We all want a strong government at the national level. I believe all the people want this. Sarawak will play a big role in this.”
Pehin Sri Taib also stressed that all component parties must resolve internal differences.
“People who have problems within their own parties should bury their differences and work for the common good of BN. I believe the signs are there that they will work together,” he said.
Yes indeed. The State BN must ensure that it is ready to do battle.
Only a united BN would be able to fight off the onslaught which the Malaya-based opposition parties will and indeed have already begun to direct at the BN.
They will stop at nothing to fulfil their lust for power.
If the State BN component parties want to ensure continued development for the transformation of the nation and a secure future for all Malaysians, then they must stand firm together on a foundation of unity.
The Bernama report:
Taib: Component parties must ensure 2/3 majority win for BN
BINTULU: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud wants all state Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties to go all out to ensure a two-third majority win in the coming election.
“We must prove that we are still the BN safe deposit. We are going to support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with the much needed two-third majority or even bigger,” he said when opening the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party’s (SPDP) Ninth Triennial General Assembly at the Civic Centre here today.
“We all want a strong government at the national level. I believe all the people want this. Sarawak will play a big role in this,” he added.
He said Najib was a leader who can unite all races in the country and had enough experience to rule well and to deliver promises or pledges made.
Taib said it was absolutely essential that the ordinary people were told the message so that the country could continue to be well governed for their own benefit.
“For my PBB (Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu), the message to all members is to forget everything but ensure a total win for all candidates of the coalition in all constituencies contested.
“I am glad SPDP, as stressed earlier in his speech by its president Tan SriWilliam Mawan, is on the same course. I believe, our other partners like the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and the Party Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) will also be equal to the task.”
Taib also stressed whatever problems faced by any component parties should not be stirred when the election came.
“People who have problems within their own parties should bury their differences and work for the common good of BN. I believe the signs are there that they will work together,” he said adding that the two-third majority was only a conservative figure as he expected an even bigger win.
“I do not want to boast and I have yet to do the analysis of the winnable seats. But we are very capable of achieving this.”
He also said he would leave it to the prime minister to select all the state BN candidates for the election as this was a parliamentary election. — BERNAMA
The report from New Straits Times:
Taib: Work hard for two-thirds majority win
BINTULU: Sarawak Barisan Nasional must ensure that the state remains as a safe deposit for Barisan Nasional in the next general election.
To achieve this, all the four state BN component parties must work hard to ensure a two-thirds majority win for the coalition.
In making the call, its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said this was necessary as to ensure that Sarawak was well represented in the Federal Government.
“All BN component party members must work hard towards realising this,” said Taib, who is also the chief minister, in his speech when opening the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party’s triennial general assembly here.
Taib also urged component parties suffering from internal crisis to put aside their problems for the time being and focus on winning the pending general election.
Taib also said he would not interfere in other parties’ internal matters and would leave it to SPDP to decide on its four candidates to contest for parliamentary seats in the coming general elections.