PETALING JAYA – The Barisan Nasional supreme council is set to hold a final meeting on Jan 3 to discuss issues involving the coalition before the next General Election.
“The main issue of seat allocations will not be discussed during the meeting involving 13 BN leaders.
“Seat allocations are done on a one-to-one basis with the BN chairman, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak,” said a BN party leader who will be attending the meeting.
He said each party leader will have his own view about which seat their party can win but the ultimate decision will be with the BN chairman.
He said they will discuss the type of candidates that should be fielded and how they should continue their preparations for the GE14.
He said they had initially planned to hold the meeting this month but due to the busy schedule of the Prime Minister, it was postponed.
The source said the rumours about seat allocations being discussed at the meeting will likely not happen as there are more pressing issues to be discussed.
He was unwilling to reveal the pressing issues, saying that the BN chairman may talk about it if a press conference is held.
“We may actually discuss generally about how to go about winning public support for BN candidates and how to strengthen the support for candidates in marginal seats that the coalition won in the last election,” he said.
He added that the meeting will also look into how to get party supporters to work better to canvass for votes and that members at every constituency may be given a specific role to perform.
He said speculating the exact nature of the meeting on Jan 3 would be hard as the agenda may change by the time the meeting is held.
He said those attending the meeting will also be attending a special launch organised by the coalition, adding that he did not exactly what the launch was about.