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Najib likens opposition leaders to ‘water and oil’

Najib said unlike the opposition, the BN adopted the concept of power sharing among component parties.  – File picNajib said unlike the opposition, the BN adopted the concept of power sharing among component parties. – File picKULAIJAYA, Feb 12 – Datuk Seri Najib Razak has likened PAS, DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders as “water and oil” that cannot be united to lead the country.

The prime minister said as opposition leaders subscribed to different political ideologies, struggles and agendas, it would difficult for them to cooperate with each other.

“DAP has Karpal Singh, Lim Kit Siang while PAS has Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. Like water and oil, they are impossible mixture.

“At the same time, how are they want going to fit in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim? All of them are very different from all aspects,” he said to a crowd of more than 10,000 attending the Johor-level Chinese New Year celebration, here, today.

Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said unlike the opposition, the BN adopted the concept of power sharing among component parties and held the reins of government since independence.

Meanwhile, the prime minister asked the people of Johor to give a cold shoulder to Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Khalid Ibrahim, who was scheduled to visit to the state today, and not be swayed by his promises.

Khalid is no different from other PKR and opposition leaders who are good at “selling promises” but are not good at honouring them despite presenting them in their party manifesto, said Najib.

He said the people of Selangor were still awaiting the implementation of various promises made by the state government since 2008, including free water (for residents using bulk meters), and aid for single mothers and the elderly.

“The government should be judged by the implementation of its promises to the people. That’s what Barisan Nasional is doing, whatever we promised, we delivered them,” he said, adding that the BN would fulfil whatever promises it is going to make in the next general election’s manifesto.

Najib said in a short space of time, the BN government had provided 139 goods and services under the 1Malaysia concept to ease the burden of the people.

“On the contrary, the opposition only knows how to organise street demonstrations and overturn a police car. They (the opposition) held Bersih 1.0, Bersih 2.0, but we responded with the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) 1.0, BR1M
2.0 and the next one, BR1M 3.0 to help the people,” he said. – Bernama

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