MACHANG: The Government has assured that any action taken before and during the planned Bersih 2.0 rally next week will be carried out “with utmost care”.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said certain groups were out to portray police actions as “proof” that the Government did not respect the will of the people.
“Their intention is to portray the Government as autocratic and does not respect change,” Najib told reporters after a meet-the-Red Warriors programme in honour of Kelantan’s high-riding state football team here.
Najib said far from rejecting calls for clean and fair elections in the country, the Government was toally committed to the cause.
He added that the results of the last general election, where the Barisan Nasional failed to win back Kelantan and further lost four other states, proved this.
Earlier, at a meet-the-people session in Pasir Puteh, Najib took a swipe at PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu for being a “deputy” to Bersih 2.0 chairman and rally organiser Datuk S. Ambiga.
“He is willing to be a deputy to Ambiga. PAS has shown it is willing to do anything just to get to power,” added Najib.
In TAIPING, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the rally was an attempt to shore up the dwindling popularity of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
This was because the PKR adviser had been plagued by a lot of problems lately, Muhyiddin said at a meet-the-people session in Taman Kaya.
Touching on the price issue that the Opposition had been harping on, Muhyiddin said steps were being taken to ensure that the people would not be overly affected by the global phenomenon caused by the petrol price increase.
Earlier, Muhyiddin went on a walkabout at the Chinese new village.
Source : The Star