If Najib were to give more time announcing the date of the GE13, support for the BN could be further strengthened

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Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government is now in a stronger position under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

He said if Najib were to give more time before announcing the date of the general election, support for the BN could be further strengthened.

“They (the opposition) said that after 55 years of the BN administration, it is time for a change. You should change for the better, but if the change is for something worse?” he told reporters during the Raya open house at his residence, near here, attended by about 10,000 people including the Prime Minister.

Currently, the opposition was spreading the sentiment of hatred among the people against the government as one of its tactics, said the former prime minister.

He said the opposition’s priority now was to instil the feelings of hatred against the government and including attacks made against himself who no longer held power.

“Why attack me as I have no power, it’s as though there is this feeling of hatred against me, they live on such hatred,” he said. – Bernama