BN leaders echo Najib's rallying call for big win in GE14December 7, 2017 @ 2:00PM
By FERNANDO FONG
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties believe that a large victory is possible in the coming 14th General Elections (GE14).
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Prime Minister and BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak had implemented economic policies much more effectively than previous administrations.
Liow, who is also Transport Minister and Bentong Member of Parliament, said the Najib-led administration is the most reform-oriented that the nation has seen.
At the same time, Liow also noted that Umno is not a party that is against the Chinese community.
“If we look at history, Umno and MCA have been working closely together from pre-Merdeka days.
“Indeed, both parties are solid partners in BN as we strive endlessly to give the nation a better future,” he said.
Liow was commenting on Najib’s policy address at the party's annual general assembly in the Putra World Trade Centre.
He said that although BN parties are race-based, there is no place for racism and all parties in BN adhere strongly to its core value of mutual respect.
Meanwhile, myPPP President Tan Sri M. Kayveas said the defeat of Opposition parties in GE14 will reduce their ability to block Najib's reform measures in Parliament.
He said the fundamental problem BN had faced is the lack of a two thirds majority in the Dewan Rakyat.
“The people have long been yearning for future economic reform agenda.
“A comprehensive BN victory will send a powerful message from the electorate that it still trusts the government’s ability to get things done,” he said.
He said Najib had delivered a very clear message that if the electorate makes a mistake again in the coming election, the nation could be wrecked.
He also took a swipe at the Opposition leadership, saying they focus too much on self-gain without planning for the nation’s future.
Kayveas added that the Opposition may have banked too heavily on the idea that slanders against the government would work and that people would be swayed to vote against BN.