Malaysia PM Najib attends closed-door retreat to prepare for general election

Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at Putra World Trade Centre at about 9am on Saturday (Oct 21) to launch the meeting, before giving a speech to party leaders and machinery.
Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at Putra World Trade Centre at about 9am on Saturday (Oct 21) to launch the meeting, before giving a speech to party leaders and machinery. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Prime Minister Najib Razak attended a closed-door retreat meeting with top Barisan Nasional component leaders to prepare for the 14th General Election.

Datuk Seri Najib, who is also Barisan chairman, arrived at Putra World Trade Centre at about 9am on Saturday (Oct 21) to launch the meeting, before giving a speech to party leaders and machinery.

It is believed that the meeting is the largest retreat held involving all top Barisan leaders.

Also present were Transport Minister and MCA president Liow Tiong Lai, Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri and SUPP president Sim Kui Hian.

Other leaders present included Umno Vice-President Hishammuddin Hussein, Umno wanita chief Shahrizat Jalil and Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid.

The date for the election has yet to be announced.