KUCHING, March 25 (Bernama) — More and more of the educated younger generation who are often regarded as a pressure group and always questioning government policies, approve of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s leadership, said Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president said the latest feedback obtained by him showed that the younger generation now regarded the policies introduced by Najib since he took over the country’s leadership as clear and practical for implementation.
“For this group of young citizens, Najib has given them a new hope of a more secure life in future,” he added at the closing of the N8 Satok-level of the Petra Jaya (P194) general election machinery retreat, here, today.
“Our young people have accepted the fact that Datuk Seri Najib’s leadership has given a new direction to Malaysia.”
He said their acceptance was very important for the Barisan Nasional (BN) government as they would be the ones determining the success or failure of the nation in future.
Abang Johari who is Sarawak Tourism and Housing Minister, said Malaysia’s current agenda was to become a developed, high-income nation but this aspiration would be in jeopardy if there was no understanding between the current national leadership and the younger generation.
“If we want to look towards the future, we should look at our young people. If they are allowed to demonstrate on the streets, it will eventually result in anarchy and we will not be able to compete with other countries to become a developed one.”
He said the rising support from young people for Najib’s leadership had also increased BN’s confidence in facing the coming 13th general election, indicated by the prime minister to be soon.
In facing the general election, Abang Johari urged PBB members in Petra Jaya not to be complacent with BN’s win in the constituency’s three state seats in the last state elections.
“We should not be cocky but to work harder to achieve victory in Petra Jaya so that the development programmes for the people can be continued,” he said.
Source : Bernama