ALOR SETAR, July 27 (Bernama) -- Barisan Nasional (BN) stands a good chance of recapturing states currently controlled by the opposition in the coming 13th General Election.
This forecast is based on findings by several universities nationwide, and spearheaded by the National Council of Professors.
Kedah BN chairman Datuk Paduka Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said the findings, which were presented last Wednesday, and entitled 'BN Performance and Potential in Four States: Who Will Be The Choice', was based on the people's voice.
It was not the voice of the BN. Neither did the findings discriminate any party, he said.
Ahmad Bashah said, what Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak achieved since becoming prime minister, had garnered the people's trust as they wanted a government which could secure their well-being.
"They are commendable findings and describe the positive changes brought by the prime minister, thus, making an impact in the hearts of the people in the country, especially the four opposition-controlled states.
He was speaking to reporters after launching a motivational seminar for SRJK Tamil students here today.
On Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak questioning the council's action in heading the survey, Ahmad Bashah said it indicated the opposition-led state government was unstable.
He said it also showed that Azizan needed to gain the people's trust and support for PAS, which was currently haunted with several unresolved issues.
Ahmad Bashah, who is also Bakar Bata state assemblyman, said the people wanted a government which could fight for their rights, and not just deliver empty promises.
Last Wednesday, three universities -- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Utara Malaysia and Univeristi Islam Malaysia -- handed over their findings at a session organised by the council's Political Cluster, Security and International Affairs in Kuala Lumpur.
The conclusion of the findings showed BN having a good chance of winning the general election, including recapturing Selangor and Kedah.