40,000 Barisan leaders, supporters expected at April 7 manifesto launch

KUALA LUMPUR: A crowd of 40,000 Barisan Nasional component party leaders, members and supporters are set to gather at the Axiata Arena indoor stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday (April 7) night for the launch for the coalition's general election manifesto.

Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) will launch the manifesto at the event which will be broadcast live on television at 8pm.

"On that night all presidents of Barisan component parties will be present and they will join Datuk Seri Najib," Umno executive secretary Datuk Seri Abdul Rauf Yusoh told the media after making a site visit to the venue here on Wednesday (April 4).

He said preparations at the venue to hold the event was now 80% complete.

Of the 40,000 people expected to attend the event, 9,000 will be inside the indoor stadium while the remaining 31,000 will be gathered right outside the venue.

Those outside the venue will be able to follow the proceedings via giant LED video screens which will be placed outside the stadium.

Abdul Rauf said more than 400 police personnel will be on duty at the venue to help ensure that everything proceeds smoothly.


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