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Barisan Nasional bullish on Johor polls victory, Perikatan Nasional counters with anti-graft promises

Najib additionally lately visited a residential flat in Taman Cendana, Pasir Gudang. Videos on social media confirmed him being greeted by traces of residents gathered on the bottom flooring and alongside the corridors of higher flooring, waving navy blue BN flags and chanting “Bossku”.

It continues to be early days for the 2022 Johor state election campaigning interval, however BN is already bullish on its probabilities to be victorious. 

During the 2018 normal election, BN suffered an embarrassing defeat, dropping energy at federal degree and likewise the Johor state authorities after six many years of dominance. 

Johor had been a key stronghold for BN. The southern state is the birthplace and bastion for UMNO and the 2022 state election is now seen as a possibility for redemption.

One of BN’s major contenders within the polls is Perikatan Nasional (PN). 

The two coalitions are companions on the federal degree and had ruled the Johor state authorities collectively previous to the dissolution of the state meeting. 

However, each coalitions are coming into the Johor polls as rivals, fielding a candidate every in all 56 seats. 

PN, which incorporates primarily Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) in addition to Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan), has centered its marketing campaign efforts on convincing voters that PN can be the higher alternative as a result of it rejects corruption. 


In a speech on Sunday, BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi stated the coalition is eyeing to win no less than a two-thirds majority for the Johor state election by clinching no less than 38 of the 56 seats which might be being contested. In 2018, BN solely gained half this quantity.  

The optimism for a BN win in Johor on Mar 12 additionally stems from constructive momentum arising from the coalition’s resounding victory within the Melaka state election final November the place it clinched 21 out of 28 constituencies. 

BN political strategist Isham Jalil informed CNA that this upswing in pro-BN sentiment has boosted voter help for the coalition, even among the many minority inhabitants. 

“Look at the results from Melaka. The BN support among non-Malays rose from 5 per cent to 30 per cent,” stated Mr Isham. 

“We are hoping this upward trend will continue in Johor. It will be a huge morale boost ahead of the UMNO general assembly in March,” added the BN Selangor data chief.  

Mr Isham informed CNA that primarily based on the coalition’s analysis, the change in voter sentiment will be attributed to how a big portion of Malaysians have grown drained over PH’s failure to fulfil election promises after it gained in 2018. 

He famous how within the present marketing campaign, each PH and PN have leaned once more on damaging campaigning by attacking BN, and he claimed that is unlikely to sway the voters. 



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