BN Ready To Face GE, Says Rais

(Bernama) – The Barisan Nasional (BN) is ready to face the next general election (GE) which can be called at any time now, said Information, Communications and Culture Minister Dr Rais Yatim.


He said the statement by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on Friday that the GE could be called at anytime must be viewed seriously and not as “empty talk”.

He said the country was undergoing tremendous changes in terms of administration, mindset and economic transformation under the leadership of Najib.

“And with these changes… we (BN) are ready (to face the GE). In fact, the election machinery in all state and parliamentary constituencies have been asked to get into gear,” he said.

He told this to reporters after attending a breaking of fast and alms giving function at the Simpang Durian mosque near here yesterday.

Rais, who is also the MP for Jelebu, said the the election machinery in his constituency had also be in activated and that various programmes would be carried out after the Aidilfitiri towards facing the GE.