Published: Saturday February 16, 2013 MYT 7:18:00 PM
Updated: Saturday February 16, 2013 MYT 10:58:19 PM
Najib: Revolutions do not guarantee happy ending
PEKAN: History has proven that revolutions which topple governments do not necessarily have a happy ending, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He cited the events in several Arab countries, saying the people there had to suffer high inflation and unemployment after the uprisings.
"The best changes are those which are planned in a systematic and meticulous way and based on the people's aspirations," he said at the presentation of house keys under the Village Resettlement Programme in Felcra Sri Makmur.
He added that the Barisan Nasional government's leadership was a continuation of the previous, which always took care of the people's well-being.
"Our struggle is a continuous one based on previous eras. We will not reach the finish line if the chain is broken," he said.
Touching on the Arab Spring again, Najib said during his recent visit to Egypt, he obtained feedback from Malaysian students there that the high rate of inflation in the country had led to a high cost of living.
Therefore, he had instructed all Mara students in Egypt to be given a cost of living allowance to ease their burden.
Najib presented keys to 160 houses costing RM50,000 each to the second generation Felcra settlers, at the ceremony today.