KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 (Bernama) — The Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties today congratulated Datuk Seri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his appointment as the new prime minister.
MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu in his message said Najib had proven to be an able and charismatic leader and had the vision of a far-sighted leader.
“He will be an excellent prime minister for all Malaysians and has the qualities needed to steer Malaysia out of the possible economic recession.”
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said the party would strengthen its partnership with the new leadership under Najib to protect the right of every Malaysian to be treated with equal concern and respect, regardless of race or religion.
“I believe his leadership will guide Barisan Nasional. He is able to see the larger picture — beyond the internal party political cocoon — that ultimately it is about working together as a team to ultimately serve the people,” Ong said in his message.
Lauding Najib’s resolve to tackle the country’s economic woes together as Malaysians, regardless of race or religion, he said: “We can’t afford to have zero-sum mentality where one community gains at the expense of the other.”
Source : Bernama