“More to leave the opposition parties and join BN”

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BANGI  –  More opposition members and supporters are joining Barisan Nasional (BN) after being disappointed with the failure of the opposition coalition in delivering their promises, said BN Information and Publicity Bureau chairman, and Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan.

He said the sign gave BN the confidence to win a two-third majority in Parliament at the 13th General Election and also regain the states lost in the 2008 general election.

He cited an example, saying more than 400 Pas Supporters Club from Bangi and Serdang had joined the BN Supporters Club during the past few months after losing their trust in the PAS leadership and other opposition parties.

“We’re seeing this change in many places nationwide. We expect more to leave the opposition parties and join BN,” he told reporters after visiting three operation rooms in the District Polling Centres around Bangi, here today.

Ahmad Maslan also received 50 membership forms from former PAS supporters who decided to join the BN Supporters Club.

Meanwhile in Kuala Lumpur, Ahmad Maslan flagged off the two-day 2013 Umno Media Hunt at the Putra World Trade Centre today.

A total of 400 participants from various news agencies left in 100 vehicles on an ‘explorace’ to Melaka in the hunt which was organised in appreciation of the media’s role in covering the 2012 Umno general assembly.

Pertubuhan Berita Nasional Malaysia (Bernama) and Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) had the highest number of participants at 84 and 52, respectively.

The first three prizes are RM10,000, RM8,000 and RM6,000 in cash and the presentation will be held on Jan 12 at the Media Appreciation Night event. – AFP