‘MALAYSIA SHARES SUCCESS, WEALTH’
Country’s ability to manage economy well allows it to give aid to people
MALAYSIA will continue to share its success and wealth with the people, and not let them suffer hardship or poverty, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He said the country’s ability to manage its economy well had allowed Malaysia to increase its wealth and share it with the rakyat through assistance, which is distributed to various segments of society.
Najib, who is also Pekan member of parliament, said the country posted a 5.9 per cent economic growth last year, which is among the highest in the world.
“If people continue to claim that Malaysia is about to go bankrupt and needs to be rescued, it is a lie to dupe the rakyat.
“International rating agencies and organisations, such as the IMF (International Monetary Fund), World Economic Forum and Bloomberg, have acknowledged that the country’s economic trajectory is on the right path.
“This does not mean that Malaysia does not have poor people, but that if we have promising revenue from our growing economy, then we are able to share it with the people.
“In Malaysia, we not only share wealth equally but also political power, which is best exemplified by Barisan Nasional,” he said.
Najib was speaking at the Chinese New Year “Kongsi Kasih” programme held at the Sultan Ahmad Shah Convention Hall here yesterday.
Elaborating on the politics of sharing, Najib said BN was not a race-based political party, but one that took into consideration that Malaysia was a multiracial country with multiple religions and cultures.
“When the spirit of sharing exists, only then can we form common values, which we can all embrace to form a country we have envisioned.
“We also share our wealth as we do not want to become a country that is ‘crippled’ and unjust, where only one particular segment rakes in all the wealth.
“It is only when we can create a community that is fair, just and at peace, will its people be able to truly share each other’s celebrations in harmony,” he said.
Najib, who was accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, later presented goodies to the underprivileged from the parliamentary constituency.
Present were Bebar assemblyman Datuk Mohammad Fakhruddin Mohd Ariff, Peramu Jaya assemblyman Datuk Seri Sh Mohmed Puzi Sh Ali, and Chini assemblyman Datuk Abu Bakar Harun.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak greeting people at the Chinese New Year ‘Kongsi Kasih’ programme in Pekan yesterday. With him is his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.