KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has been reminded by its election director for the Johor polls, Mohamad Hasan, that winning the election will not be a walk in the park.
“It will be wrong for us to assume that it will be easy because this is different from the Melaka state elections. We need better strategies, including over seat allocations among BN component parties,” he said.
He said this on the sidelines of MCA’s Chinese New Year open house at Wisma MCA here.
Mohamad, the Umno deputy president, said he did not want the BN machinery to be under the impression that it would be an easy win just because BN had done well in Melaka. BN won 21 of the 28 seats in the Melaka state elections on Nov 20.
He said the issue of seat allocations and strategies to be employed would be discussed at the BN Supreme Council. He also said BN would contest in all 56 state seats.
The Johor state assembly was dissolved on Jan 23. This was because the ruling government’s majority in the Johor state assembly had been reduced to one seat after the death of Bersatu’s Kempas assemblyman Osman Sapian in December.
Also present at the open house hosted by MCA president Wee Ka Siong were former prime minister Najib Razak and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Others seen there included international trade and industry minister Azmin Ali, finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz, defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein, home affairs minister Hamzah Zainudin, human resources minister M Saravanan, and communications and multimedia minister Annuar Musa.