Najib praises Pas’ political maturity
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.