KOTA BAHARU, March 2 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said good governance has accelerated the country’s development and with the resultant wealth, the people especially the needy have gained benefits.
The prime minister said the nation’s economic growth at 5.1 per cent and investments reaching RM105 billion and the federal government’s revenue of RM26 billion (for 2011) proved the government’s efficiency in administering the country.
“This is no small money and the excess is better to be given to the people where 80 per cent of households nationwide benefit from such assistance as the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M).
“Some 300,000 households in Kelantan also benefit from this, which is made possible with good governance,” he said in his speech at a leader-meet-the-people session and also with the professionals in Kelantan at the Kompleks Wakaf Mek Zainab field, here.
Also present were International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin and Malaysian Armed Forces chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin. About 10,000 attended the event.
Najib said in providing aid to the people, the government was impartial and it was also regardless of their political ideology.
“We’ll give to them, whether they’re wearing red, blue or green,” he said.
Najib said the baseless accusations made by the opposition against the Barisan Nasional government’s measures to help the people had no bad impact on BN and instead, prayed that Allah would give blessings for its sincerity to help.
“This is the real welfare state and if we have not governed the country well, we would not have the opportunity to develop the country together and many would be unemployed,” he said.
According to Najib, good leadership would definitely ensure the success of the national agenda and achieve the government’s desire of seeing every citizen benefiting from it.
On the 12 resolutions submitted by Peneraju Profesional Kelantan (Kelpro) that something be done by the federal government to develop the state, Najib said this professioal group should be brave in changing the state’s leadership in the 13th general election.
“We (BN) can implement most of them (resolutions). There’ll be no problem in carrying out public housing schemes. We can bring in industries. We can solve the water supply problem.
“If we want to make these resolutions a reality, we must be brave to bring about (leadership) change.”
Najib said he wondered what the professional group really wanted if not for a government that was capable of bringing the country and state to an appropriate level.
“They (professionals) are already successful and we cannot disappoint them, and we need to do the best for change to happen,” he said.
Source : Bernama