BN would take Selangor higher, says Muhyiddin
UPDATED @ 07:35:55 PM 07-06-2012
KUALA SELANGOR, June 7 — Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today gave the undertaking to take Selangor to greater heights of development and progress if the Barisan Nasional (BN) returns to power in the state in the next general election.
“This is our promise. A Barisan Nasional government can bring many benefits,” he said at a meet-the-people session held in conjunction with the centenary celebration of Sekolah Kebangsaan Tambak Jawa in Jeram near here.
Muhyiddin said BN can bring far better development than Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), which has helmed Selangor over the past three years.
He said Selangor became one the most developed states in Malaysia due to the efforts of the BN government and leaders in power here prior to the general election in 2008.
“There may be an abundance of wealth above ground and in the earth, but it cannot be developed without leadership capabilities. Leadership stems from wisdom, knowledge and skills,” he said.
Muhyiddin, who is also BN deputy chairman, said the people needed prudent leadership to guide them and build resilience towards making the country more progressive and respected in the world.
He said that through the Government Transformation Programme (GTP), BN strived to provide quality education for the people, develop infrastructure such as roads and water and electricity supply and reduce the people’s financial burden by providing aid and subsidies for goods.
He also said that the government had kept its promise to control the price of petrol by reducing the price of RON97 petrol by 10 sen to RM2.80 a litre today.
Malaysians should, therefore, be thankful for being able lead a good life in a peaceful and stable country.
Muhyiddin said the BN government helmed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak always strived to strengthen the national economy although many developed countries, including the United States, and the European Union were facing economic problems.
“This shows that in a truly challenging situation, the BN can safeguard our economic sovereignty and do more, such as fulfilling our responsibility and promises,” he said.
At the event, Muhyiddin approved a RM200,000 aid request from the school, which was established in 1909 during the British colonial administration. — Bernama