Sunday, March 2, 2008

SUNDAY-2ND MARCH 2008-PM confident of two thirds majority win

PM confident of two-thirds majority win


Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the Barisan Nasional (BN) is confident of securing a two-thirds majority in the genera1 election. The Prime Minister said this was based on the reports received from the states after a week of campaigning As for the position of the Barisan Nasional at this stage, InsyaAllah, we will obtain the two-thirds majority,” he told reporters after opening the Conference of Terengganu Religious Leaders 2008, here. The BN Chairman was asked to comment on the position of the coalition so far after seven days of campaigning. The campaigning period is entering its second week before polling on Saturday. Abdullah said he and his deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak were giving more attention to states in the north and East Coast to ensure the BN Government would continue to get the people’s support. We go to the states that need help. As for Johor, we are of the opinion that we are strong (there), Alhamdulillah, and it is capable of carrying out campaigns to maintain the strong support.
He urged members of the associations, especially the younger generation, to carefully read the BN manifesto to help them make up their minds why they should vote for BN and not the opposition. “First we read the BN manifesto, then we listen to the BN leaders and finally we decide (where we stand),” he said. Sari Nuar said Abdullah had received the invitation and agreed to come for the meet—the-people session expected to be attended by some 3,000 people comprising BN supporters and association members. The event scheduled to start at 2pm will be attended by BN component party leaders including Sabah Umno Liaison Committee Chairman Datuk Seri Musa Aman, who would also deliver a speech before Abdullah give his talk. Sari Nuar said only VIP vehicles will be allowed to enter the school compound during the event and members of the public who wish to attend the talk are to park their vehicles at a designated parking area at Likas Sport Complex. - He said a shuttle bus will be provided to transport the attendees to and from the sport complex and advised the public not to park their vehicles along the roadside near the school to avoid traffic congestion. The Federation is an umbrella organization for more than 120 registered bodies which are organising the event.