BN Youth given three months to prepare election machinery

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin giving speech during Umno's general assembly on Dec 9, 2015.
Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin giving speech during Umno's general assembly on Dec 9, 2015.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

TANJONG KARANG (BERNAMA) - The Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth machinery has been given three months to intensify preparations for the 14th General Election (GE14) which is expected to be held any time soon.

Its chairman, Mr Khairy Jamaluddin, said the deadline would ensure all final preparations for the election to be completed as the preparations were made since several years ago.

"The instruction has been given (by the BN president) to make preparations as we are in the election mood, so I am mobilising the Youth machinery from now.

"Today, the Tanjung Karang Youth division has started and I hope other divisions will start and continue with their efforts to get close to the voters especially the younger generation," he told reporters, after launching the Tanjung Karang Youth Assembly here on Saturday (Feb 25).

Also present at the gathering of more than 1,000 local residents was Selangor BN chairman Noh Omar, who is also the member of Parliament for Tanjong Karang.

Earlier, in his speech, Mr Khairy said the opposition were merely instigators who used the people by badmouthing the government but could not ensure any benefits especially to the younger generation.

He said many administrative problems faced by states under the opposition were unresolved, proving that they were unable to look after the people and only the current government could do so and even go further into the future.

"For instance, the TN50 (National Transformation 2050) programme initiated by the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Razak) does not only look at today's problems but that BN can look after the people 30 years in the future.

"Only BN can do it and we (BN machinery) must have the 'winning mentality' which involves the close cooperation between Youth, Women and Puteri, to bring about a major change in the coming general election," he said.