LUNDU: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak fired the first salvo in the Sarawak polls when he criticised the Opposition’s failure to reach a consensus on several seats.
â€œTheir failure to reach a consensus means that it is a signal that they are not capable of forming a government which can gain the trust of the people in Sarawak,â€ said Najib said at a media conference here.
Najib, the Barisan Nasional chairman, had earlier accompanied Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem who filed his nomination papers at the Lundu Community Hall.
Najib said the Opposition’s failure also showed that their spirit of solidarity (kesepakatan) was too loose.
â€œAs such voters in Sarawak should not give their support to the Opposition.â€
Najib advised the Barisan machinery to work hard and not take for granted that they will win big.
â€œWe have a high degree of confidence but we want as big a majority as possible, not just in terms of the number of seats won but also the number of seats we wrest from the opposition as well as the popular vote,â€ said Najib.