Najib: More time needed to show results before polls

11:38PM Mar 12, 2013

Before calling for the next general election, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said he first wanted to show to the people what had actually been achieved through the various initiatives in the country’s transformation agenda.

He said this in the ‘Conversation with the PM’ programme aired over TV3 tonight.

Noting that real changes were taking place since he took office in 2009, he said the government would need more time to ensure that the people felt the positive outcome of the transformation agenda.

“Because, when we plan things, it does take time (to show results), but I’m pleased that the outcome is positive,” he said.

Queried on the opposition pact’s election manifesto, Najib said the promises it contained would be impossible to deliver.

“The question is funding … that they have not stated. Based on what they have done, many of the promises contained in the (election) manifesto of 2008 have remained just empty promises,” he said.

On the opposition’s pledge to lower car prices, Najib said the government had taken a step-by-step approach in the matter.

“Basically, Malaysians can look forward to cheaper cars but, at the same time, (it will) not destruct the second-hand car market,” he said.

The government’s plan would also give time for local carmaker Proton to become more competitive, he said, adding that it would be a win-win situation and the best way forward for all those involved.

He urged Malaysians to have faith in the BN government to bring them a better future and take the country to greater heights as the best had yet to come.

He said the people should not gamble away their future by experimenting withan opposition comprising parties with markedly different agendas

Najib said they were even at loggerheads as to who should be the leader if they were to form the government.

However, the prime minister expressed confidence that the people were behind the government as the country prepared to hold the much-awaited 13th general election.

Economy on solid track

The prime minister said under BN, the economy was on a solid track.

“We have been able to buck the external global economic trend. In the last quarter, we achieved 6.4 percent growth, which indicates the resilience of the national economy.

“When we talk about benefits to the people from 2009 to 2011, our Gross National Income (GNI) per capita has grown from US$6,670 to US$9,970, roughly about 49 percent.

“There is no country in the world that has achieved this kind of result,” he said.

Najib said when the BN goes to the polls to seek a fresh mandate from the people, it was on the basis of a very solid track record.

“We can show the people that we have delivered,” he added.

– Bernama

  1. #1 by chengho on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 7:52 am

    only MCA /BN for Malaysia , to achieve greatness vote for BN; ABCD

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 9:05 am

    So the only detail Bernama could gleamed from the 90-min interview they can spin is the promise cheaper car and helping Proton?

    I think I will skip this..

  3. #3 by Bunch of Suckers on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 9:13 am

    Absolutely! Sucker needs more times for setting up more “cheating machinery and apparatus”, buying voters and etc-etc…

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 9:19 am

    Haris Ibrahim said it best, on GE day, for people that don’t look like us, they better be able to sing Negaraku the way we have sung it since kindergarden or they better go away…

  5. #5 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 9:23 am

    ///The government’s plan would also give time for local carmaker Proton to become more competitive…///

    Mr. PM, still need more time for Proton to become competitive? Some 28 years have passed since Proton was launched in 1985. Wouldn’t you consider Proton a failed project?

  6. #6 by Winston on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 9:40 am

    No, fifty-six years is definitely not enough time for the scums to clean out the treasury.
    Because Malaysia is far too rich in all sorts of natural resources for them to do so!
    Remember, new sources of oil are still being found in East Malaysia!!
    Perhaps they need another millennium to do complete the Devil’s handiwork.
    So, Malaysians will willingly continue let them ply their Devil’s trade?
    Malaysians still want to be held in bondage and suffer in silent misery?
    In modern day slavery?
    And suffer while the crooks wallow in luxury?
    There’s an antidote to all the venom that Malaysians have been envenomed with all these years by UMNO/BN.

  7. #7 by cseng on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 10:51 am

    Is not the result shown, the GNI increased by 49% for the past 4 yrs.

    No country matches this, of course, you can’t find that data anywhere, not even world bank, except BN’s data.

    Talk what you like, believe and vote what you like. It is free country, lie is free, truth is costly.

  8. #8 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 11:59 am

    PeeM: Please sir (rakyat), I want SOME MORE time ……

  9. #9 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 12:28 pm

    I could still recall a comment by chengho. He was so proud of jib’s ability to poker about with the election date.

    But it does look like jib is over-pokering the date. In fact now it has become quite obvious that in the end jib would be pokered thoroughly by his own pokering manoeuvres.

    Jib said our economy is on solid track. Why the heck is jib borrowing so much then? If one were to acquire a 100 properties all on borrowings can one honestly claim that one is rich and successful? Maybe there is something in Prinsip2 Ekonomi Pokok Rambutan by cintanegara which we do not know about. You know like the spongebob’s secret formula.

  10. #10 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 12:45 pm

    The results that really matter? If Felda settlers only knew that their FGV shares will never recover in the forseeable future and in fact chances are they will get worst as palm oil prices and sugar prices are expected to remain low because of the US oil & gas boom that will continue for decades BUT cost will rise as UMNO/BN have to tax and spend their way out of problem in the coming years…

  11. #11 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 2:45 pm

    Najib hardly needs more time to show results before polls as everybody knows his half-hearted reforms and double standards (NEP and NEM carried out simultaneously) will not bring good results.

  12. #12 by digard on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 2:48 pm

    “Before calling for the next general election, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said he first wanted to show to the people what had actually been achieved”

    I wrote this before. This sentence makes me uneasy. I am not so sure that Najib plans to postpone the elections indefinitely. The EC is in his pockets, we have the trouble in East Malaysia, and if need be, more nonsense can be spun. No need yet for emergency, but that could change. Like elections being postponed to the end of the year, pandemonium on the streets, followed by an emergency with Najib as caretaker PM? I guess BN and especially the MPs will stand behind him in this case. With MSM under complete official censorship, opposition politicians behind bars, he stands a chance for a two-third majority. And then, in 2014, he continues to develop the best democracy in the world by releasing opposition politicians one by one … ?

    A nightmare, yes. But one that Najib’s repeated statement of ‘showing to the people before elections being called’ does not exclude.

  13. #13 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 8:41 pm

    Someone raised a good point. Maybe Najib need more time to burn/shred files before they get kicked out of office?

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