Prime Minister Najib has denied press reports that suggested he was confident the BN could recapture Penang.
“All I said was that sentiments now much better for BN in Penang but must be converted into votes. I did not say BN was going to takeover,” he said in a tweet.
In the 2008 general election, opposition parties swept 29 out of 40 Penang State Assembly seats, winning 59 per cent of the popular vote.
“BN Penang must work hard n serve the rakyat well if it wants to win. Rakyat mesti didahulukan,” Najib said, adding he was exhausted after participating in 10 events during a one-day visit to Penang on Saturday. “Very happy with the reception from the people but has to be converted to real support.”