PASIR PUTEH: Thousands of people turned up to meet Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during his day-long visit to Kelantan, which the Prime Minister interpreted as “something positive for the Barisan Nasional.”
Speaking at a gathering at the SM Pasir Puteh school field here, he said: “This is by far the largest crowd at my meet-the-people session, anywhere in the country.”
He added: “Isn’t it ironic that I am experiencing this in a land that has been 21 years under PAS rule?”
Najib, who is Barisan chairman and Umno president, said they were ready to work hard to wrest Kelantan back in the next general election.
He promised the people of the state better development and a more secure future for their children should they return the Barisan to power.
“If you support us, we will bring more development. The face of Kelantan will change. That is our promise to you.
“If we can transform the whole country, developing Kelantan will be an easy feat,” added Najib, who earlier chaired the state Barisan meeting and had a walkabout at the Pasir Puteh wet market.
At another event in Machang, the Prime Minister said he was excited by the response he was getting in Kelantan.
“This can be interpreted as something positive for Barisan.
“Maybe, the people of Kelantan are hoping for change,” he said after meeting the state’s high-riding football team, nicknamed the Red Warriors.
In Kota Baru, where he addressed more than 100 of his online friends, Najib said he was concerned about the exodus of talents from the state.
“Kelantan should not only be famous for its football team but also in other sectors to enable the state to be part of the mainstream of development,” he said.
Najib said he had 760,000 Facebook friends and 162,000 Twitter friends to date, with the figures still rising.
He said he was excited with the social networking that had enabled him to reach out to many people.
Source : The Star