Wednesday January 30, 2013
BN will not change for the sake of change, says Taib
KUCHING: Barisan Nasional is not afraid of change but it will not change its leaders just for the sake of change.
Chief Minister and state BN chairman Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said changing leaders for the sake of change would only interrupt the coalition’s plan for continued development.
Speaking at the 1Malaysia gathering with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Siniawan old bazaar near here on Monday night, he said what was more important to BN was that its development plans were sustainable so that the people would benefit from them well into the future.
“In politics if there are too many changes, we would not know who can actually lead the people toward success and development. We give chances to those capable of leading and not to change new faces too often.
“It is not because we are afraid of change or we don’t want to give chance to new faces. That is politics. BN chooses the best candidates to lead the people to ensure sustained development of Sarawak,” he added.
In this context, Taib, who is also PBB president, advised the people to think well before choosing their elected representatives.
He said that the BN Government with its more than 50 years of experience leading the country would know how best to lead the people as compared to the Opposition which had no such experience.
“I am old and may not be around for long. That is why I am firm on my stand that all BN component parties must help each other out. I assure that PBB will always help out fellow component members to ensure continued BN’s success in Sarawak,” he said.
Meanwhile, SUPP president Datuk Seri Peter Chin reaffirmed SUPP’s stand to continue to work closely with PBB to defend its existing seats and to regain the lost ones in the parliamentary polls.
He also advised the people to always be wary of who to vote for as there were some people out there who claimed to be loyal to BN but were in fact having some hidden agendas up their sleeves.