PEKAN - The general election will be called when the Barisan Nasional machinery is ready, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said to that end, the party needs a youthful and loyal army to win the “war” to come.
“We do not need troops that are astray, undisciplined, careless, missing and weak. We want youths who are willing to work hard, day and night. These youths must be willing to obey orders,” he said at a Pekan Barisan youth gathering in Tanjung Selangor here yesterday.
Najib said the Barisan youth movement must go to the ground to meet voters face-to-face while also maintaining support through social media like Facebook, Telegram and WhatsApp.
“The Barisan and Umno government is for youths.
“Who else can youths depend on? The Opposition? They are in disarray,” he said, pointing out that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s so-called Armada wing was not even in the party’s constitution.
Earlier at the Program Bantu Rakyat and Jom Simpan with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) events, Najib said Umno, as the strongest political party in the country, must be seen as relevant at all times.
“Umno must be a party that is always on hand to help