Najib also said that he was looking at all possibilities before making a decision on the GE date.
The prime minister said under the BN, a better future was in store for them and other Malaysians.
He noted that BN had proven that it could deliver what the people wanted for the country through the implementation of the government’s transformation agenda.
The level of trust and confidence of the people in the government had increased due to the success of the implementation of the national transformation policy, Najib said during a one-hour chat with members of the public via the NSTLive Chat Session on the NST website today.
“I’m encouraged by the response that I can gauge directly from the rakyat, especially when I meet them during my countless visits throughout the country,” he said.
Asked when the general election would be held, Najib said he was looking at all possibilities before making a decision.
The prime minister pointed out that BN had to re-invigorate itself by choosing new talents with a view to striking a balance between the older and new generation of leaders.
He said there was a need to ensure continuity by maintaining a number of current leaders who were still popular with the people.
Asked on suggestions that it would be tough going for the BN to tackle urban areas, Najib said the government would continue its engagement with urban voters, including the Chinese community.
He said it was to make them understand that their future would be better with BN at the helm towards ensuring peace, stability, harmony and a more prosperous society.
On security, Najib said although the general crime rate had fallen, more could be done to ensure a safer environment for the people.