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BARISAN Nasional (BN) component parties should conduct an assessment of voter sentiments so as to gauge their own strengths ahead of the 15th general election (GE15), Umno vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
The prime minister said this is important in order to understand voter sentiments in the mission to restore voters’ trust in BN, in addition to ensuring that the assessment of their party’s strengths and also of the opposition is based on facts and not emotions.
“We will need a detailed assessment. If we are not aware (of our strengths and weaknesses), we would end up being taken by surprise at the general election.
“People have now begun to compare us with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, and they are not confident in giving (PH) another chance, and I believe they will not give the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government a chance either.
“I am confident the people will give us (BN) a chance if they are confident we can take care of them,” he said in his opening speech at the Selangor BN Convention today.
Also present was Selangor BN chairman Noh Omar.,
Ismail said it is important for all BN members to put a stop to the “cas keting” (east coast dialect to denote sabotage) practice if they are not chosen as candidates in GE15, and also to understand their roles in ensuring a BN win.
“To sulk, be disappointed for a day or two, that I can understand. However, you cannot sabotage friends who are contesting as they are not representing themselves, but BN,” he said.
He said BN must ensure unity prevails within the coalition to win the hearts of the people, in turn establishing a stable government.
Ismail said it is also important for BN component parties to be the voice of the government in disseminating accurate information to the masses, particularly on initiatives taken for the well-being of the people.
He said BN component parties must be astute in countering allegations, including from the opposition, especially through their own social media accounts, to ensure the government and the coalition’s images are not marred.
“The general election is near. Not too long from now, but we have to work as though it is tomorrow,” he said. – Bernama, July 31, 2022.