Monday September 17, 2012
The BN’s way of change
By ANDY CHUA
SIBU: The people have been asked to reject the Opposition’s brand of politic which will only cause disorganisation and chaos in the country.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it was only through the BN Government that the people could be assured of continuous development.
“We all want change but what we need is an organised change, structured change and systematic change. We don’t want disorganised change and chaotic change,” he said at the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) yesterday
He said the BN only wanted change that would bring “real change and progress to the people as is actually happening now”.
He pointed out that the continuous development happening in the country was testimony of BN’s good track record.
He said the BN had not only brought vast changes to the country but it would continue to do more because “what it promises, it will deliver”.
Najib said BN was capable of fulfilling its promises as there existed real partnership in Barisan.
On the other hand, he said, the Opposition kept on making promises after promises as their sole agenda was to get votes from the people.
“We don’t need new comer or Johnny Come Lately. They promise the moon, the sun and if that is not enough, the entire universe with the sole agenda of getting votes.
“Who is able to build this country? It is only the BN can,” he said.
The premier said the BN would continue to do more for the future of the country, including Sarawak, as it had a long plan for development.
On Sarawak, he said the Federal Government had not neglected its development as it had given what the state had requested.
He gave as examples the Bakun Hydro project, Samalaju development, Bintulu development, including roads in the urban and rural areas as among the things that the Federal Government had helped to build.
On the university project, he said it was being implemented not because the parliamentary elections which were just around the corner.
“We have never rejected any request from Sarawak for education development. When I was the Education Minister, I approved the request to build Curtin University and Swinburne University. Now my successor, Datuk Seri Khalid Nordin, the Higher Education Minister, has also approved this university,” he said.
He said the government would continue to invest heavily in education as there was a need to prepare the youths for their future and to fill up jobs which did not even exist yet.
Among the 2,000 present were Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, his deputy Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang and other state cabinet ministers and assistant ministers.