‘DON’T BE DE­CEIVED BY FAKE NEWS’

There are par­ties tar­nish­ing na­tion’s im­age for their own agenda, warns Na­jib

New Straits Times - - News - KUALA LUMPUR

MALAYSIANS are ad­vised not to be de­ceived by fake news as there are cer­tain par­ties who wish to “paint a dif­fer­ent pic­ture” of Malaysia, said Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak.

He said those in­volved were do­ing it for their own ben­e­fit by spread­ing un­true sto­ries about the coun­try.

“So, please don’t be de­ceived by fake news. There is more than enough of that and we don’t want them to ob­scure the achieve­ments and suc­cess of Malaysia’s trans­for­ma­tion, a trans­for­ma­tion that all Malaysians, what­ever their views, ought to be proud of,” Na­jib said when de­liv­er­ing his key­note ad­dress at the 19th Asia Oil and Gas Con­fer­ence here yes­ter­day.

The two-day con­fer­ence brings to­gether em­i­nent in­dus­try lead­ers, pol­i­cy­mak­ers and del­e­gates from around the world.

Na­jib said the peo­ple who re­ally knew Malaysia were well aware that there was ev­ery rea­son to have con­fi­dence in the coun­try.

He said these peo­ple knew that un­der the stew­ard­ship of this govern­ment, there had been years of healthy growth, that 2.26 mil­lion new jobs had been cre­ated.

Be­sides that, he said, un­em­ploy­ment and in­fla­tion had been kept low and that the Gross Na­tional In­come had in­creased by nearly 50 per cent.

“This did not hap­pen by chance. It hap­pened be­cause the govern­ment had a plan. That plan has been de­liv­ered and is con­tin­u­ing to de­liver.”

PIC BY AIZUDDIN SAAD

Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak and Saudi Ara­bia’s Energy, In­dus­try and Min­eral Re­sources Min­is­ter Khalid A. Al-Falih (to Na­jib’s right) ar­riv­ing at the 19th Asia Oil and Gas Con­fer­ence in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day. With them are De­fence Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Hisham­mud­din Hus­sein (third from right) and Min­is­ter in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment Datuk Ab­dul Rah­man Dahlan (right).

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