CYBERJAYA – The move by Barisan Nasional (BN) to announce its candidates for the 14th General Election (GE14) is timely to avoid any element of sabotage to the party and the candidates selected, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also BN deputy chairman, said the ‘out of the box’ move taken by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as BN chairman would give more time for the party leadership to carry out any ‘appeasement’ process on any leader not selected as a candidate.
“Thus it can avoid any element of sabotage that usually happens when influential people are not nominated, and influencing the party machinery from boycotting the election campaign being carried out currently,” he said at a media conference after participating in a recording of the “Orang Diparol’ program at the Al-Hijrah Studio, here today.
At a media conference with Malaysian journalists in Sydney, Australia yesterday, Najib said the BN might announce the candidates for the GE14 much earlier compared to two or three days before the nominations for the GE practised all this while. – BERNAMA