I’m confident we would emerge with 14-0, zero for the opposition,”

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MALACCA, June 23, 2012: Datuk Seri Najib Razak declared today his Barisan Nasional (BN) will target to take back all states lost in the last general election as he heads into the final year of his current mandate.

The prime minister said in a speech in Malacca that “we will beat our rivals, let them go back with zero.” With the Euro 2012 tournament in full swing, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, can’t help but use football to get his message through.

He told Barisan Nasional leaders and supporters here to strive hard like the players in order to beat the opponents. ”The Euro 2012 tournament would not see scores like I aspire for Barisan in the 13th general election.

“(But) I’m confident we would emerge with 14-0, zero for the opposition,” he said in his speech during a visit here on Saturday.

Najib said he does not have time to watch football but when he does he would observe the perseverance and determination of the players to win a match.  ”So, why not we (Barisan leaders) use the spirit shown by football players to win the election. ”We will beat our rivals, let them go back with a zero score,” he said to the applause of the thousands who turned up for the Janji ditepati programme with the people.

Najib took over the reins a year later, ostensibly to improve on the result, with observers saying only a return to the coalition’s customary two-thirds majority would guarantee he remains in power.

His popularity surged to 69 per cent earlier this year following his administration’s RM500 cash handout to all families earning RM3,000 per month or less.

But clashes between police and protestors at the April 28 Bersih rally for free and fair elections saw his approval slipping to 65 per cent and a slowing economy may further dent BN’s hopes.

At a press-conference later, Najib, who was asked of the Spain versus France game on Sunday morning, said: “Guess (its) Spain, they seem to have the advantage.”

Najib also took a bus ride to Jalan Hang Tuah to open the Melaka City Transformation Centre. – The Star (TMI)