Na­jib praises Pas’ po­lit­i­cal ma­tu­rity

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MACHANG: Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak has praised the lead­er­ship of Pas for adopt­ing a ma­ture ap­proach in politics that is con­struc­tive and has ben­e­fited the peo­ple.

He said Pas had re­jected co­op­er­a­tion with DAP and be­lieved in ta’awun or work­ing to­gether on is­sues which can bring good.

“We can co­op­er­ate on the Ro­hingya is­sue, the Pales­tine is­sue and on Act 355. This is ma­ture politics,” he said at a meet the peo­ple gath­er­ing and launch of the Machang par­lia­men­tary con­stituency’s peo­ple’s hous­ing project at SMK Ban­dar Machang here yes­ter­day.

Na­jib said Pas was fol­low­ing the tabayyn prin­ci­ple, or in­ves­ti­gate first, on is­sues like 1Malaysia Devel­op­ment Bhd (1MDB)

He said Pas lead­ers had asked 1MDB pres­i­dent Arul Kanda to give them a brief­ing and af­ter the meet­ing, the party deputy pres­i­dent said he was con­fi­dent about the com­pany’s re­cov­ery plan.

“He didn’t make blind ac­cu­sa­tions. He knew that in the Par­lia­men­tary Ac­counts Com­mit­tee, Dr Tan Seng Giaw had said af­ter in­ves­ti­gat­ing that the prime min­is­ter had done noth­ing wrong in the trans­ac­tions.

“We can be friends with Pas and co­op­er­ate on cer­tain is­sues. This is po­lit­i­cal ma­tu­rity which we must have. Let’s pray that with this ap­proach, Is­lam will be more de­vel­oped,” he said.

He said party mem­bers must have the three prin­ci­ples of spirit, unity in the lead­er­ship and “wala” or loy­alty to the lead­er­ship.

“If mem­bers main­tain th­ese three prin­ci­ples, I am con­fi­dent the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion will be­long to Barisan Na­sional.”

“Any strug­gle with­out spirit will face fail­ure. If the strug­gle is from the heart and in pure spirit, it will be blessed by Al­lah.”

Na­jib said a strong and united lead­er­ship was a must. He said mem­bers must re­spect and obey the lead­er­ship.

“Even when lead­ers are not around, at cof­feeshops or surau or wher­ever, and night or day, they must sup­port the lead­er­ship. I am happy that this has been achieved by Machang Umno.”

He said Umno mem­bers should obey party lead­ers as long as they did not ask them to do some­thing wrong.

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