BERA: Barisan Nasional could regain seats lost to the Opposition here in the general election with the right candidates, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
He was confident to wrest back the Indera Mahkota parliamentary constituency and Tras state seat with the support of the people.
“I believe Pahang Barisan will be able to maintain its two-thirds majority and would work harder to regain the lost seats.
“The Opposition can continue dreaming of forming the next Pahang government as it would never materialise.”
Adnan commented on this in response to recent claims by Pakatan Rakyat that the coalition could win 27 of the 42 state seats.
Citing the Tras state seat, Adnan said Barisan stands a good chance in the constituency with a suitable candidate and the support of all component parties.
“I admit regaining Triang which we lost for the past five terms is slightly tough but not the other state seats.
“As for the 14 parliamentary constituencies, we can make a clean sweep except for Kuantan but we are not giving up just yet,” he said, adding that Barisan was prepared to give the Opposition a good fight as it was still 50-50.
Adnan also refuted claims by the Opposition that there is no Press freedom and rampant corruptions occurring in the state.
He said the Opposition had been attacking the government through its mouthpieces such as Rocket and Harakah while various measures and transformations had been formulated to combat corrupt practices.
“I urge the people to continue supporting the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to bring about more growth and progress to the nation.
“Even in areas which we lost such as Triang, development projects are still being carried out for the betterment of the people,” he said, adding that the state would not impede development just because the voters supported an Opposition politician.
Adnan said the Pahang government would fulfill all pledges made and identified new areas of growth so that there would be continuous development in line with the country’s quest to be a developed and high-income nation.