Monday July 7, 2008
Nazri: Reps should focus efforts on problems affecting people
KUALA LUMPUR: There are many issues for elected representatives to resolve now like the rising cost of living following the fuel price increase, said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
The general election is over and the decision has been made. It is better to put our efforts to finding solutions to problems affecting the people instead of bickering.
We (Barisan Nasional elected representatives) will concentrate on what we know best, that is to serve the people, said the Umno supreme council member.
Nazri, who is also Minister in the Prime Ministers Department, said this when asked to comment on the front-page report in Sunday Star about various groups expressing their frustration over the current political bickering in the country.
The public voiced their frustration over the recent political explosions, with allegations against PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and against Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, plus a flurry of statutory declarations.
They said they wanted both the Government and the Opposition to focus on the problems faced by the rakyat.
Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the people were confused and afraid of what would happen next.
The country is facing greater political and economic instability. Anwar should deal with the (sodomy) accusation as a personal matter instead of creating issues to confuse the people.
Government leaders are busy finding ways to resolve the problems faced by the people, said the International Trade and Industry Minister.
Umno Information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was working hard for the people.
The Prime Minister still holds regular meetings as the head of the Cabinet committee on inflation.
Separately, the Cabinet, in our meetings, discusses arising issues of price hikes and how best to deal with them, the Rural and Regional Development Minister said.
Muhammad also said it was best to let the police and other enforcement authorities investigate the allegations against politicians.
MIC secretary-general Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said he had been concentrating on his job the past three months to ensure the Governments action plans were implemented.
Politicisation of trivial matters is not going to benefit any community or the country, said the Human Resources Minister.