GEORGE TOWN, April 22 (Bernama) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says non-governmental organisations (NGOs) representing Indians and Chinese are open to ties with Barisan Nasional (BN).
He said that the open attitude is because they support the government transformation policy that allows the people to give their views and contributions.
“I can get the impression (via meetings with NGOs) whats important to the NGOs and what could be considered by the government based on the impact of their role,” he said after attending two closed-door meetings with NGOs representing Indians and Chinese organised by 1Malaysia Supporters’ Club at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) here Sunday.
Najib said that the NGOs also gave their views on how to improve government policies.
“Its my intention to attend such meetings to get views and proposals for consideration by the government.”
He also said BN would strive to increase the people’s support and appreciated the new spirit showed by the people.
“The rally in Nibong Tebal this morning saw some 5,000 BN supporters showing strong commitment in restoring the people’s faith in BN.”
Najib said BN would continue to communicate with Penangites to explain that the state’s success was due to efforts by the previous state BN government.
“The infrastructure that we built over the years, investment and reinvestment by firms are due to efforts by the BN government.
“We will table it so that the people can be the judge.”
On the list of prospective candidates for general election, he said BN is still receiving the list of names from component parties.
Penang BN is also given time to organise new strategies following the appointment of Gerakan secretary-general Teng Chang Yeow as new state BN chairman.
Source : Bernama