“This caused DAP to lose five of the 12 seats it won in the last state election. This ‘urban swing’ shows a revival of SUPP specifically,” the Prime Minister told a press conference at the old State Assembly building.
Najib said that with SUPP's recovery and that of other Barisan component parties, the coalition would be able to strengthen as a family that can work well with each other.
The Prime Minister said the strong cooperation between the state and federal governments would allow Barisan to deliver all its pledges to the voters.
Najib thanked the voters and said the federal government would continue to discuss with the state government on empowering Sarawak within the scope of the Malaysian Constitution.
He said the results would give Barisan a stronger momentum towards the next general election.
Najib expressed his sadness over the tragic helicopter crash that killed five people, including a deputy minister.
“I would be remiss not to mention our sadness because we lost our friends in the helicopter tragedy,” he said.
Najib later went to Sarawak General Hospital to meet the families of the victims of the crash.
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