PUTRAJAYA : Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s morning meeting with Barisan Nasional members of parliament (MPs) today was to touch on the importance of upholding the strong ties between BN components.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy Wanita chief Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said Najib, who is also BN chairman, had likened the ties to a family unit.

Perlis Umno liason chief Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim waves as he leaves the Seri Perdana. Pic by AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR

’We are a big family. It is like our own father and mother who give advice to their many children, urging them not to feel slighted if they feel too much attention is given to some and less on the rest,” she said.

She however said the the meeting did not touch on candidacy for the 14th general election (GE14).

Meanwhile, MIC Federal Tertitory chairman Datuk M. Saravanan said the meeting stressed on the need to close ranks.

Federal Territory MIC chairman Datuk M Saravanan wave at cameramen while leaving Seri Perdana. Pic by AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR

“The speech was short, but impactful as it boosted our spirits. Whether or not we are chosen as candidates, the most important thing is we must work together,” he said.

Saravanan said all those present were fired up and motivated after the meeting.

Sri Gading MP Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi gestures after the meeting with Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak at Seri Perdana. Pic by AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR

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