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Najib hints GE14 is just around the corner

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

GE14 | Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak hinted today that the 14th general election (GE14) is just around the corner.

Confirming that BN would unveil its manifesto on April 7, he likened the countdown to getting the oil lamps ready for lighting to welcome “Raya”.

He is in Bera today on a working visit and for the launch of the Felda Next Generation New Housing Model Lot at Felda Kumai.

Also present at the function were Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob, Rural and Regional Development Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Felda chairperson Shahrir Abdul Samad and state Felda Affairs Committee chairperson Abu Bakar Harun.

Najib began his speech by mentioning Bera member of parliament Ismail Sabri and the assemblypersons of two of the seats under the constituency, Norol Azali Sulaiman (Guai), and Mohd Fadil Osman (Kemayan).

“I mentioned their names so you may give your support to them if they are to stand as BN candidates again. I did not mention Triang (DAP seat), maybe I will another time, InsyaAllah,” he said.

Najib said as prime minister, he was not asking for much from the people in Bera, “simply support for BN in GE14 and to wrest back the Triang seat”.

Speculations on the date for GE14 have been mounting, with BN Strategic Communications director Abdul Rahman Dahlan adding fuel to the fire by reportedly saying yesterday, that the Dewan Rakyat would be dissolved by the end of this week.

Rahman said Najib might make the announcement before launching BN’s manifesto in Putrajaya. The current parliamentary session will conclude on April 5.

-- Bernama

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