PUTRAJAYA - With just a few days to go before Barisan Nasional names its candidates, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak held an important meeting, reminding the coalition’s serving lawmakers to remain loyal – no matter how disappointed they may be if they are dropped in the general election.
The meeting, which started at 9am yesterday, is among the last few steps to be taken before the candidate list is finalised.
The meeting to remind MPs on loyalty is particularly important in light of past cases when the coalition lost owing to sabotage.
The Barisan chairman gathered its 130 lawmakers at his official residence Seri Perdana here in what was seen as the last “pep talk” with them to stress loyalty and continuous support for Barisan and their respective parties before going full steam ahead to the polls.
Najib held a similar meeting back in 2013 when he first led Barisan into the 13th General Election.
Sources said this was his gentle way of telling some of them that they might not be contesting.
The majority of Barisan’s lawmakers made it to the meeting, which lasted about 30 minutes.
Najib addressed them in a group, followed by breakfast together.
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