BN Leaders Must Be Humble, Says Najib

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 5 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders campaigning in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election to be humble.

The Deputy Prime Minister said by being humble, the leaders would be able to win the people’s support to ensure victory for the BN candidate in the by-election.

“Don’t be boastful…(do not) move around in luxury cars and don’t be excessive (when meeting voters). Stick to the principle that we are servants of the people, that’s the key to BN success.

“That’s why I ask leaders who are going down to the ground to be people-friendly,” he said when launching the election machinery of the BN component parties for the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election at the Islamic Civilisation Park, here.

Also present were Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, MIC vice-president Datuk S.Sothinathan and BN candidate Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh.

Najib, who is also BN deputy chairman, said the party chose “people-friendly” as its campaign theme because the concept could win the people’s heart.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the society in Kuala Terengganu was different from those in other towns because of their firm village tradition and culture.

He said the people in Kuala Terengganu were not looking for wealth or qualification of their leaders, but were more interested in their manners and decorum.

“When shaking hands, look at the face. That is why I remind our candidate to shake hands not only with the people at the door steps, but also those in the house and in the kitchen…shake hands with everybody.

“Let it be if he has to shake hands with up to 200,000 people, as long as we can win. This shaking of hands is not the culture of the town people, the elites, but that of the village people. That is our way of campaigning,” he added.

Najib said BN’s win in the by-election was crucial for the party and not for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, nor himself, the Terengganu Menteri Besar or the BN candidate..

Source : Bernama

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