'If BN is united, we can win next general election', says Najib

 'If BN is united, we can win next general election', says Najib

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is confident that Umno and Barisan Nasional will win in the next general election if they remain united.

"If we are united (and) there is no quarrel among us and no sabotage, I am confident that, Insya Allah, we will win," he said.

In his blog last week, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had upped his criticisms against Najib and his administration, saying that they could lose power in the next elections over the poor handling of issues.

Najib, who is Barisan chairman and Umno president, said he was also touched by the support pledged by Cabinet members, component parties and his party divisions.

On the murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, Najib said he and Dr Mahathir had indirectly discussed the case during their meetings on several issues.

"However, he did not question my involvement. Therefore, I did not see this as an issue.

"I have sworn Wallahi, Wabillahi, Watallahi (with Allah as my witness) three times, including in a mosque in Permatang Pauh in 2008, that I do not know Altantuya, and that I was not involved whether directly or indirectly. And the police have investigated," he said.

Najib admitted that he and Dr Mahathir had different views on several issues including BR1M and the crooked bridge to replace the Causeway.

Defending his decision to maintain the Sedition Act after announcing that it would be repealed, Najib said when it was decided that it should be replaced by a new law, it did not mean that provisions on seditious elements would not be included.

"There will be peace if nobody insults other religions, questions the citizenship of others and calls people pendatang," he said, adding that the law would protect everyone.

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