Ahmad Maslan tells why BN confident of winning GE15

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PONTIAN: Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan has voiced confidence that Barisan Nasional will win 112 of the 178 seats it is contesting in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah.

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“On top of that, we are confident Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will be with us because we are the only coalition that is not contesting against it in Sarawak,” he said.

In an interview with FMT, Ahmad said this was why BN was upbeat about forming the next government.

Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional are contesting against GPS candidates in Sarawak.

Ahmad said GPS leaders were appreciative of BN’s decision to stay out of Sarawak.

“We have also heard from them that they are confident of winning a minimum of 25 seats,” he said. “If you add that to our 112 seats, we can form a stable government.”

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“We will win a majority along with GPS. That is the plan.”

He said the projection did not include seats to be won by Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, which has an electoral pact with BN.

Ahmad is BN’s candidate for Pontian.

Commenting on former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim that PH chairman Anwar Ibrahim had a pact of sorts with BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Ahmad said it was all in “Mahathir’s imagination”.

The general election is on Nov 19 with early voting on Nov 15. The election campaign started on Saturday.-FMT


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