People Come First In My Cabinet Selection, Says Najib

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PATTAYA, April 10 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Razak says his choice of his new Cabinet line-up may not be able to satisfy everyone as the most important consideration was the people’s well-being.

He said the people must feel happy with the Cabinet.

“It’s impossible to satisfy everyone. I seek to satisfy the public first of all,” he said when asked about dissatisfaction among some Umno members, including those who won in the recent party elections.

Najib, who is here to attend the 14th Asean Summit and related summits, said he had stressed before that the people must come first, followed by the party and government.

“Still, I took into account party positions as well. It was not that they were completely cast aside…that was not the case.”

Najib said this when asked when he would start the familiarisation visit of Asean member countries after taking over the premiership on April 3.

He said before making such visits, he wanted to put several things in order first.

Najib said now that he had named his Cabinet, he would explain and expound to his ministers the emphasis and focus of the new Cabinet.

“I have to give them directions and expectations,” he said, adding that he would subsequently look at the political side of the party structure and governmental positions.

He said once that was in place, he would start to make his rounds to Asean countries.

Source : Bernama

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