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Mohamad glad that BN has retained Negri Sembilan

SEREMBAN: Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has every reason to feel vindicated now that Negri Sembilan Barisan Nasional has retained the state.

Yesterday, he revealed that several top opposition leaders had met him two days before polling to "gloat" that the state would fall.

In expressing his satisfaction over BN's win in the 22 state and five parliamentary seats, Mohamad said the success was the result of the hard work put in by the coalition's machinery and parties.

"I am content that not only has BN formed the state government but we now have an additional state seat.

"Although we didn't manage to reach the target of 24 state seats, we are more than grateful to Allah as this win has brushed off claims by the opposition that BN will fare badly in the election," he said at his official residence here on Sunday night.

Moving forward, he said the state government would fulfil its Akujanji pledges and continue its development agenda.

On the dismal outing of MCA candidates in the state, he said this should be examined by the BN.

As for the the failure of Pas to win any seats in the state, Mohamad said the party should rethink its position in the opposition alliance.

The state government assured that it would not sideline the Chinese community, even though there would be no representative in the executive council because MCA was wiped out in the election.

"The Chinese community has decided not to choose MCA. There is nothing we can do. But this doesn't mean that we will not take care of their interests. We have been given the mandate and will deliver the best we can."

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