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Najib: BN govt will embark on a national reconciliation process

KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional government will embark on a national reconciliation process as part of a move to heal the racial and political divisions that have sparked in the wake of the 13th general election.

 BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak said as the results continued to pour in, there was a need to address the rise in extremist sentiment that has affected the country's unity.

  "We (BN) are still trying to absorb the results, but we will be looking forward to reject political and racial extremism, and work towards a more moderate and accommodating environment," he said after the Election Commission confirmed BN's victory tonight.

 At press time, the BN had secured a slim majority of 112 seats out of the 222 contested.

The Pakatan Rakyat opposition pact won 58 seats.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor together with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abd Rahman cuts the yellow glutinous rice marking BN victory in forming the federal government at PWTC. -- NSTP/Khairull Azry Bidin.

 

 

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