GEORGE TOWN, April 22 (Bernama) — Many members of non-government organisations (NGOs) describe Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as a humble man who is willing to listen to the woes of the people.
The Prime Minister spent more than four hours with 1,000 NGO representatives from the Indian and Chinese communities organised by the 1Malaysia Supporters Club (KP1M) at USM.
Indian NGO representative, G. Shanmugah, 37, said Najib’s announcement on the allocation for Tamil primary schools and funds for temples proved that the community had not been sidelined.
“In the meeting just now, the government agreed to allocate a fund to develop Tamil school education and temples for the community. The aid comes one after another and this is touching,” said Shanmugah who represented the Sekolah Rendah Tamil Azad Parent-Teacher Association.
Meanwhile, a recipient of a Kampung Buah Pala replacement home, M. Amara, 73, said the Barisan Nasional (BN) had succeeded in solving the problem of the people after the state government failed to help them.
She said the Prime Minister’s presence to hand over the keys to their houses himself was something to be proud of and it showed the concern of a Prime Minister to meet the people.
“This is a leader who actually places priority on the needs of the people and understands the problem of the people at the grassroots level,” she said when met at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) campus.
Meanwhile, retired teacher Tan Eng Hgat, 77, said the Prime Minister’s openness when answering questions indicated that he was a brave leader who dared to answer questions direct from the people.
Taman Desaria, Bayan Lepas residence representative, Wong Kah Yee, 41, said he saw BN’s performance as going up and getting the support of the people because the Prime Minister had proved that he was not just making empty talks.
Source : Bernama