PUTRAJAYA, March 8 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today the Barisan Nasional must garner a two-thirds majority in the next general election to better ensure the welfare of civil servants and deliver improved service to the people.
As such, he said, the BN would strive diligently and with wisdom to achieve a two-thirds majority in the face of the challenges from the political opposition.
"Any government in the world ideally needs a two-thirds majority. We must target a two-thirds majority because we want a stronger mandate. We were driven to the wall twice, in the 12th and 13th general elections. We do not want to hit the wall again for the third time.
"We have to strive to strengthen the government and have a bigger voice in the Dewan Rakyat for the government to remain committed to care for the civil servants and deliver better service to the people," he said at the monthly assembly of the Home Ministry here.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said civil servants were the bridge between the people and the government in implementing government policies.....