KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are promised of a more vibrant Cabinet and a country that continues to be safe should Barisan Nasional be voted into power again, said the Prime Minister.
More young candidates would also be fielded for the next general election, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“We need to have a fair representation from both the younger and older generation in the Cabinet.
“If you give me the mandate during the next election, I will be able to make these changes,” he said during a question and answer session at an event by Young Corporate Malaysians’ (YCM) here last night.
Other changes he mentioned included strengthening the English language in schools, taking steps to retain talented young Malaysians and adjusting wages to commensurate with skills.
Najib also pledged to keep the country safe.
“Malaysia is a blessed country, let us not destroy it. The election will be the best time to decide which party is best to govern this country,” he said.
When several participants raised their concern about the rising cost of living, Najib replied that Malaysians lived a relatively comfortable life compared with many other countries.
“The price of fuel, sugar and flour in Malaysia are still the cheapest in the region,” he said, adding that the Government was doing its best to help the people cope.
On transportation, Najib said the Government might look into reducing the tax on foreign cars once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced.
To another question, Najib reiterated that vernacular schools would remain part of the national education system despite certain views that such schools were a hindrance to racial integration.
Najib wanted more efforts to be made to increase inter-school activities between students from vernacular and national schools.
Source : The Star