Opposition leading people astray, says Najib
PEKAN, July 6 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today opposition political parties in the country seem to be teaching people “bad things”, even matters contrary to religion.
Among these were that debts do not have to be settled, good deeds can be forgotten and promises need not be fulfilled, he said.
“Many promises were made (by the opposition parties) during the last general election but (after coming to power in several states) they did not fulfil them,” he said at the presentation of Aidilfitri clothing to 45 non-governmental organisations and 52 boat motors to fishermen in his Pekan parliamentary constituency, here.
Najib said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, on the other hand, not only fulfilled its promises but also provided the people with aid that it had not promised in the first place.
He also said that Islam required all debts to be settled, and added that when people died, their outstanding debts had to be settled by their next-of-kin.
The debt reference was apparently aimed at those associated with the opposition proposal to write off the loans provided by the National Higher Education Corporation Fund (PTPTN).
When the government resurfaces a road, tarring is done up to the steps of houses
Najib said the opposition was also poisoning the minds of the people by suggesting that they did not have to appreciate what the government was doing for them.
“They tell people it is not necessary to remember good deeds, associated with aid for the people. I do not know of any country providing the people with mosquito nets, dentures and spectacles. When the government resurfaces a road, tarring is done up to the steps of houses,” he said.
Najib said what the country has achieved so far would not have been garnered without having national leaders with integrity and vision.
“Without integrity and vision, implementing any plan would result in a nightmare for the people,” he said.
The prime minister said the people should be grateful for the peace and unity they enjoyed.
“Let’s not make a mistake. If we do, we will lose the blessings we now enjoy. We have seen what has happened to the people in countries where political stability has been compromised,” he said.
Najib’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, was also present at the event. — Bernama