Sunday, May 26, 2013
Change is imminent and Barisan Nasional has to adapt if it wants to continue to be relevant, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the political landscape would continue to undergo significant change due to several factors.
"Among the elements that will bring forth changes are urbanisation, better standards of living and access to information and communication technology.
"Nothing is constant. Whether it is quick or not, change will happen," said Najib at a thanksgiving event with members of Pekan Barisan's election machinery here Sunday.
He said that was why the party had to adapt its strategy and change with the times.
"We cannot assume what we used before will be a suitable recipe for the future. We must be open, be pragmatic not dogmatic, solve problems and not deny them. Only if we act this way, Barisan will continue to be relevant," said Najib.
Najib said with each elections, the ruling party would face even tougher challenges.
"The fact that we are in power now does not mean it is a passport to our victory forever," he said.