Hornbill Unleashed

November 28, 2016

Najib: BN will use ‘tough’ system to vet GE14 candidates

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Barisan Nasional (BN) would evaluate its candidates for the 14th general elections using a ‘new and tough’ system. — Bernama picBarisan Nasional (BN) will evaluate its candidates for the 14th general elections (GE14) using a “new and tough” system that has failed even top leaders from its component parties, Prime Minister revealed today.

The BN chairman said the system had been used in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections, in addition to the Sarawak state election, and had proved its effectiveness with component party Umno.

“If you don’t meet the minimum criteria, you will not even be considered, period,” Najib, who is also Umno president, told English daily Sunday Star in an interview.

“That makes it easier for me as president of the party. If they didn’t pass, it is not because of me but because of merit.

“There is nothing I can do, they have to accept the fact that they lost,” he added.

In May, BN had won 72 seats out of 82 up for grabs in the Sarawak election, while its candidates Budiman Mohd Zohdi and Datin Mastura Yazid both claimed victory in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections respectively in June.

Najib said BN previously did not have an objective method for choosing candidates in 2013, but with the new method even demands for local candidates by party divisions will be subjected to the test.

“When I came up with the principle of winnable candidates, many considered themselves as winnable when in fact they are not,” he said.

Sunday Star reported that the race to be selected as BN candidate is very intense, with some candidates who had failed even resorting to sabotaging those who got picked.

“But what they have to realise is that the final choice is with the leadership and that has always been the case,” Najib added.

GE14 must be held on or before August 24, 2018, but Najib has remained coy when asked whether it will be held in the first or second half of next year.

“Not necessarily, it can be later. I’m enjoying this speculation. Let people go on speculating,” he said.

Source : The Malay Mail Online



  1. Stolen money should be enough to buy over all the candidates and declare 100% clean sweep.

    Comment by Tigeryk — December 5, 2016 @ 1:26 PM | Reply

  2. What happened to 1mdb? Why my future grand children must bear yr debts? Everyday when najib open that mouth to the rakyats please talk 1mdb . Why najib conducted the national audit on 1mdb and arrested the audit report and locked the his own audit report and charged it to OBA? First ….let us talk friendly and frankly on what and why is the RM…..Billions…..1MDB…… gone. You don’t cheat the people . Mismanaging of 1mdb is not an excuse….it is corruption…..it is a crime… It is no reasons…. perhaps treason…..where are my billions?

    Comment by almaz — November 29, 2016 @ 5:12 PM | Reply

  3. Only those who can tolerate his corrupted means?

    Comment by N Veranji — November 29, 2016 @ 10:32 AM | Reply

  4. That ” tough ” system that Najib often bragged about is actually ” I help you you help me “. “Need money to buy votes no problem but you must support me even if I am the biggest crook. “

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — November 28, 2016 @ 5:20 PM | Reply

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