Dr M: Reject BN and opposition will destroy country
GEORGE TOWN, July 10 — The people must be intelligent and serious in selecting leaders to govern the nation in order to maintain the administrative structure practised for the last 55 years.
Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (picture) said the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) administrative system was the best as it practised a concept of sharing which involved every race and ethnic group in developing the country.
“The peace and harmony of today is the result of our multi-racial attitude, a willingness not to be enemies.
“Our country inherited the administrative system which was created by the first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, with Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Tun V.T. Sambanthan. We developed this country together.
“This is the best approach,” he said at a dinner with non-governmental organisations organised by the Human Development Association of Malaysia and Penang Indians Development Association here yesterday.
“BN is not a party which just wants votes and we really have no other choice because we have only two parties in the country. So if we reject BN then the opposition would win and they would destroy the country,” he said.
He also urged party leaders to reprimand leaders who failed to perform and for those on the receiving end to take the advice given.
The guests at the dinner also celebrated Dr Mahathir’s 87th birthday which falls today. — Bernama