PERTH, Sept 4 (Bernama) — Inspirational. That’s how Malaysian students here described Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s speech last night, in conjunction with the Hari Raya celebrations.
The students said they now had a better understanding of 1Malaysia and Najib’s vision for a prosperous future.
“It was awesome to hear our prime minister speak, and he was impressive,” said Lim Jian Min, from Kedah.
“He lifted our spirits and gave good answers to all our questions,” said the Curtin University student.
Farida Hazwani Mohd Ridzuan, another Curtin University student, from Bangi, Selangor said: “I’m sure all students enjoyed the excellent opportunity to meet our No. 1 leader, and it was a good chance to show our Malaysian spirit to mix freely and enjoy good compamy during the Hari Raya.”
Penang-born Yeoh Weng Loke, from the University of Western Australia, said it was “probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shake the hand of Najib”.
“He was so down-to-earth in his speech. He was most pleasant to us and made us proud of our unique Malaysian heritage.”
Valerie Radin from Miri said Najib answered all questions from students with grace, and in a way that was easy to understand.
Alya Zainal from Bangi said Najib explained in simple language, the current situation in Malaysia and the importance of 1Malaysia.
“Our prime minister is an amazing leader and we are proud of him,” she added.
Jalong Eranz from Kuching said he was heartened to hear Najib say Malaysia was striving hard to offer international wages and conditions.
“This will be a massive incentive for me to work in Malaysia and it will surely help stop the brain-drain,” he said.
Nurul Izyah Abdullah said Najib had motivated her to study hard and contribute to Malaysia’s development and nation building.
“Our PM spoke like a father — caring, encouraging and inspiring,” she said.
Hassan Hasyin, an Edith Cowan University student from Kelang, Selangor said he felt privileged and honoured to take part in Hari Raya celebrations with Najib.
“The PM was very inspiring and his speech was well-received. It has given me the encouragement to make a genuine effort to achieve my ambition,” he said.
Hamad Hisham Zainal Abidin from Ipoh said it was fantastic to hear Najib explain 1Malaysia and “his vision for our great country”.
Malaysian Consul-General Hamidah Ashari told the prime minister that she had heard nothing but good reports about Malaysian students from the various universities in Western Australia.
“Our students are hard working, well-behaved and always show respect to authorities,” she said.
Najib was in Perth during the holiday break to receive specialist physiotherapy for his recently-operated knee. He was accompanied by wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Source : Bernama