KUALA LUMPUR: WITH Barisan Nasional’s proven track record, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has pledged a better future for young voters if they threw their support behind the coalition. Tomorrow would be much better than today, Najib said.
“We have proven that we can deliver. Young people want opportunities for advancement and a better quality of life. BN can fulfil their aspirations.”
All races, including the Chinese, would profit, said Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional chairman, while engaging with more than 1,500 people in cyberspace via NSTLive online chat at Balai Berita yesterday. Najib said Chinese voters had to understand that their future would be better with BN since it could ensure peace, stability, harmony and a more prosperous society.
“The major difference is that the degree of certainty with respect to our ability to deliver is much greater,” he said when asked on a possible tough time securing urban votes, especially among the Chinese electorate.
On his optimism that BN and Umno would perform better in the next general election, Najib said it was based on the positive vibes he felt from the people when he went to the ground.
“I am encouraged by the response that I can gauge directly from the rakyat, especially when I meet them in my countless visits throughout the country.
"I believe the level of trust and confidence in the government has increased because we have proven through our national transformation policy that we can deliver what the rakyat wants for the country."
Another effort to boost the people's acceptance of BN was to rejuvenate itself by fielding new candidates, Najib said.
"At the same time, we'll maintain some present leaders who are still popular."Najib played his cards close to his chest when asked to give a hint when he would call the next polls.
He said he would look at all possibilities before dissolving Parliament. He tried to get feedback from those participating in the online chat on the date they preferred.
On how he faced the many challenges in his position, Najib said he coped by being close to God and keeping a positive attitude.
Najib was amused when he was asked on this year's colour choice for his baju raya. Being a true politician, he said he would consider blue to represent BN or red for Umno.