BN elec­tion ma­chin­ery all geared up for polls

New Straits Times - - News -

SHAH ALAM: The Barisan Na­sional elec­tion ma­chin­ery will set up 3,500 polling dis­trict cen­tres and branch op­er­a­tion rooms in Se­lan­gor ahead of the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Se­lan­gor BN li­ai­son com­mit­tee deputy chair­man Datuk Mat Nadzari Ah­mad Dahlan said Umno, MCA and MIC would work to­gether.

This, he said, was a move to stream­line the coali­tion’s re­sources and bet­ter man­age its man­power in a bid to wrest back Se­lan­gor.

Nadzari said they had in­structed 42 state BN con­stituency co­or­di­na­tors to pre­pare their main op­er­a­tion rooms since March.

“Yes­ter­day (Sun­day), Se­lan­gor BN had in­structed all com­po­nent par­ties to set up their op­er­a­tion rooms at grass­roots level, which is in their re­spec­tive polling dis­trict cen­tre by next month.

“Umno will have 2,400 op­er­a­tions rooms, over a 1,000 for MCA and about 1,160 for MIC.

“Their role is to or­gan­ise the struc­ture of the elec­tion ma­chin­ery and en­gage BN sup­port­ers.”

Mean­while, Se­lan­gor MCA sec­re­tary Datuk Ng Chok Sin said the party’s grass­roots lead­ers na­tion­wide had been mo­bilised to meet peo­ple ahead of the gen­eral elec­tion.

“All our grass­roots lead­ers through­out Malaysia are go­ing to the ground to lis­ten to is­sues raised by the peo­ple and re­solve them.

“At the state level, we are in reg­u­lar con­tact with the party’s head­quar­ters on MCA’s po­si­tion on any aris­ing is­sues,” he told the New Straits Times.

Datuk Mat Nadzari Ah­mad Dahlan

Datuk Ng Chok Sin

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