SEREMBAN, May 13 — Barisan Nasional (BN) will not take the impending state elections lightly, including in the three states administered by the Unity Government, said BN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.

Mohamad, who is also BN election director, said focus would be given to all the six states involved, especially regarding the readiness of the party machinery.

“We cannot say we have the advantage in Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Penang (which are led by the Unity Government). There is no such thing because an election is just like a football game,” he told reporters after officiating at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Tuanku Ja’afar Parent-Teacher Association’s meeting here today.

Besides Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Penang, the three other states that will face the polls are Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah — all ruled by the opposition.

Mohamad also said that BN and Pakatan Harapan (PH) would contest all seats in the state elections; however, negotiations on seat allocations have yet to be finalised.

“Let’s strengthen the machinery first. Then, once it is ready, the party leaders will negotiate the distribution of seats and nominate winnable candidates,” he said. — Bernama