Monday June 18, 2012
Najib wishes to see rural folk lead better lives
TAMBUNAN: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak spoke of his conviction of wanting to drive rural transformation as he visited Sabah's interior districts.
Performing the ground-breaking ceremony of KDM College at Kampung Kaingaran here, the Prime Minister said he wished to see rural folk lead better lives.
Najib also spoke of his dream of seeing every Malaysian reach their full potential.
The Barisan Nasional chairman said his efforts were already paying off as there were tangible results since he took over as prime minister.
“Believe it when I say I will deliver what we promise,” Najib said, adding that the Opposition, on the contrary, promised “the moon, stars and galaxy” just to gain support.
On the setting up of KDM College by the Kadazandusun Cultural Association on a 20ha site, Najib described it as another step forward in the nation's transformation process.
He pledged the state and Federal Government's assistance in the construction costs. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, who is the Huguan Siou (Kadazandusun paramount chief), said the college was important as many parents could not afford to send their kids to study in Kota Kinabalu or in the peninsula.
In KOTA KINABALU later, Najib said the Government was striving to create a holistic education system to mould students beyond just academic abilities.