PM DS Najib Razak was in Johor yesterday as part of his Chinese New Year celebrations rounds.
It was reported that he made two important announcements -
1. The BR1M financial aid for the needy will be extended to at least two more rounds and the receipients will include the current groups and those who are below 21, single and earning less than RM2k.
2. More affordable houses will be build in urban areas under PR1MA.
Those are good stuff for the rakyat.
What is even more interesting but not reported by the media, I was told, is that Najib was very pleased with Johor BN preparations for the coming general elections.
My source who is from one of the five Umno divisions whose area were considered as "red" and specifically summoned during Najib's meeting with Johor BN leaders said the PM was impressed by the preparedness of the coalition in the State.
Each constituencies, including the "red" areas has its own special plan on how to counter the opposition.
The briefing for Najib by State BN chief Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman was so detailed and complete that at the end of it the PM declared that BN preparations in Johor as being the best. He commended Ghani for going to each of the almost 1,000 "peti undi" areas to rally the troops and addressing the problems for each and every one of the areas.
Ghani had actually done three rounds of visits to the peti undi areas and is going on the fourth focusing on the "critical" areas before the elections.
Pakatan people may think they know what they are doing in Johor, but rest assured Johor BN under Ghani's stewardship knows better.