KUALA LUMPUR – Preparation for the coming 14th General Election (GE14) and the struggle to champion issues facing the people were among the topics discussed at the Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council meeting tonight, said component party leaders.
However, they said, the meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also BN chairman, did not touch on the allocation of seats and the final list of BN candidates for the general election.
UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the meeting went smoothly, but details on allocation of seats to the BN component parties would be determined later.
“No dates of the general election were discussed. It was generally on preparations (for the polls). We will discuss again, we still have time,” said the Defence Minister.
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who is Transport Minister, said the list of candidates for all component parties had been handed over to Najib and it was up to him to decide.
He said the BN component parties were united, more cohesive and well prepared to face the election.
Liberal Democratic Party president Datuk Teo Chee Kang said issues concerning the people and the election were raised and discussed in a good, harmonious as well as in consensus.
Parti Rakyat Sarawak deputy president Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun said the meeting also emphasised the spirit of togetherness in facingGE14, including preparations by the respective component party.
Acting president of Parti Bersatu Sabah Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili said all the component parties agreed that they had to strive harder to ensure BN’s victory in GE14.
Also present were BN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. – BERNAMA