Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties need to be in tune with the thinking of today’s society as the current political scenario has undergone a lot of change, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The deputy prime minister said today’s society, especially the younger generation who were mostly highly educated, had a different thinking from the older generation’s when it came to politics.

“That is why we cannot afford to be static. We need not follow the old ways because although the old ways had borne good results, they are no longer suitable and some may even be unacceptable to the new generation,” he said at a 1Malaysia dinner function organised by Titiwangsa Umno, here, tonight.

Muhyiddin said the young generation today had high expectations towards the government.

“We need to consider their demands. They have much higher expectations unlike in the old days. So, we are facing a different profile of Malaysians,” he said.

Muhyiddin said BN’s narrow victory in the last general election and the loss of four states to the opposition must be redeemed in the next elections.

“For that, the BN component parties have to start from now to win back the support of the people for the ruling coalition and not only act when the general election is near.

“If I am not mistaken, May 2013 is the last month of the five-year term. Usually, the prime minister does not wait until the end. If we wait until that year to begin our efforts…sorry, it’s already too late,” he said. — BERNAMA