Salleh, who is UMNO treasurer, said this was because BN was relying more on its track record and future plans to gain the people’s support.
“That is what we want to offer the people, that we are a responsible party that will help determine the stability, harmony and choose the middle path to develop our country,” the minister said in a recent interview with news portal, The Malaysian Insight.
The excerpts of the interview was published on his blog, https://sskeruak.blogspot.my today.
When asked about the predictions by political analysts and surveys that BN would win the upcoming 14th general election (GE14) if three-cornered fights happened between BN, Pakatan Harapan and PAS, Salleh said that (multi-cornered fights) was not BN’s main consideration.
“Those are only their studies, but we are preparing ourselves, regardless if there are straight fights or three-cornered fights,” he said.
On whether BN was affected with the presence of Bersatu in Malaysia’s politics, Salleh said he did not see any problems for BN to win in the GE14 despite all the development taking place in the opposition camp.
“For me, we have succeeded in explaining the issues raised by the opposition. And we will continue with our efforts to implement our policies, and approach people from all walks of life.
“And it is normal that various issues are raised when the general election is near. Every party will try to attract voters to be with them, and it is not wrong in our democratic system, but we have to believe that the people are matured and can evaluate which party should be chosen to rule.
“The opposition can’t even decide who is their prime ministerial candidate. They cannot even properly structure their parties. We will continue explaining to the people about the issues raised and we are confident that a majority of the people are with us,” he said.
On the claim that Sabah was no longer a fixed-deposit for BN, the minister said: “God willing, BN will still win big in Sabah because generally the people of Sabah are satisfied with BN’s achievements. We practise ‘development politics’.”