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Najib Wants to Understand Aspirations of All Ethnic Groups

By Tuesday March 31st, 2009 No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31(Bernama) — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said, as a member of the government’s administration, he wanted to understand the aspirations of all communities in the country.

Najib, who will take over as Prime Minister soon, said it was important to understand this to enable him to more appreciate their hopes and needs.

He told this to reporters after making a visit to the Sin Chew Daily’s head office near here today.

Najib spent about 90 minutes meeting senior editors of the newspaper group to hear views and exchange ideas on matters concerning the Chinese community.

Commenting on the visit, Najib said rapport with media practitioners, like the Sin Chew group, which has the largest circulation of newspapers in Mandarin in the country, was important to enable him to better understand what the Chinese hoped for their community.

“I understand some of their concerns and what they expect of me in the near future,” he said.

Besides enabling him to establish rapport with the top officials of the group, he said the visit also gave him an opportunity to explain to them various matters including the One Malaysian Concept.

Asked if this visit was a signal that the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 might be reviewed, Najib said a decision on this would be made after he took over the government.

Source : Bernama

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