Sunday September 16, 2012
Najib: BN will continue to deliver its promise to the people
SIBU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Barisan Nasional government would continue to deliver its promises made to the people.
He said that since independence, the country had made significant progress and development under Barisan's leadership.
“We have achieved much more than many countries which gained independence earlier than us because we are able to deliver,” Najib reiterated at a dinner attended by more than 800 longhouse chiefs, community leaders and leaders of Barisan component parties from Sibu, Lanang and Sarikei parliamentary constituencies.
The Prime Minister arrived here last evening for a two-day working visit. He was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu and his wife Puan Sri Empiang Jabu, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh as well as several other state and Federal ministers, assistant ministers and deputy ministers.
Najib said the biggest broken promise given by the opposition was the promise to form the Federal Government on Sept 16, 2008.
“I know all that is not true because there is no such thing,” the premier said.
He stressed that the future of the country could not rest on politicians who could only made empty promises and could not deliver.
“We are not afriad of making promises because our track record shows that we are so much better when it comes to delivering the promises to the people,” he said.
He said since becoming Prime Minister, he and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had approved 342 projects totalling RM2.32 billion in Sarawak, which showed the sincerity and care they had for the people.
“We intend to continue doing this. We can work together with Chief Minister Taib because we understand Sarawak interests and needs, and also its sensitivities,” Najib added.
The Prime Minister also said Malaysia was making waves in the world this year by establishing itself as the third most successful IPO centre in the world, after United States and China.
Earlier in his speech, Taib said he was confident that the state Barisan would deliver the mandate so that Najib would continue to lead the country and bring further development and prosperity to the people.
He said the political atmosphere now was most favourable for the Barisan.
“I have great hopes that Sibu people will come back and appreciate what the Barisan government has done for them,” Taib said.
Today at 8.30am, Najib is expected to perform a ground-breaking ceremony for the proposed University College of Technology of Sarawak. After that, he will attend a Ramah Tamah Aidilfitri at Masjid An-Nur.
At 2pm, he will officiate at the opening of Sibu Airport extension, after which he will proceed to Bintulu for this year’s Malaysia Day celebration.