Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:15:00 GMT | By Bernama

GE13: Crucial to determine Sabah, Malaysia's destiny - Najib

"Whether we want a peaceful, prosperous and independent Sabah, or the opposition, which has brought many situations of uncertainties which make us doubt their stand, we have to make a wise choice."


AP

BONGAWAN, April 23 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has described the coming general election as "not like any election" because it would determine the destiny of Sabah, as well as Malaysia.

Therefore, he said, it was vital for the people to ensure a big win for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the May 5 general election to enable the coalition to form a strong and stable government.

"Whether we want a peaceful, prosperous and independent Sabah, or the opposition, which has brought many situations of uncertainties which make us doubt their stand, we have to make a wise choice.

"Let us together, determine that the decision which we will make on May 5 will ascertain a government which is strong and stable.

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"Datuk Seri Anifah Aman as foreign minister, knows that Malaysia is respected because we have a strong and stable government," he said in his speech at the meet-the-people session at Padang Bongawan near here Tuesday.

Najib, who is also BN chairman, said foreign heads of government, including US President Barack Obama, respected Malaysia because the country was seen as peaceful, stable and strong.

He said foreign investors also came to Malaysia "because they believe we have a stable and strong government".

"Our shares rise drastically because of the confidence in the existing government. When we are able to have more investments and increase the country's wealth, our shares rise, revenue increases and we give back to the people.

"We give the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) to the people. Not only BR1M 1, BR1M 2, but next year, BR1M 3 and 4, increase to RM500 for the people's well-being. This is the government for the people and the opposition wants to abolish BR1M.

"BR1M is better than reducing oil price. Reduction in oil price only benefits those who own big cars. It's the people who sell oil at the border who make profit, but by giving BR1M, all the people will benefit. This is BN government, we do what is best for the people," he added.

Najib said the federal government enjoyed good ties with the Sabah Government and praised Datuk Seri Musa Aman's leadership.

"I am impressed with his report card. The people should read it because it is the state government's success," he added.

He said sports facilities for the young people would be constructed in Kiwanis.

"Anifa said there is no bank, so we will have a Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) here," he added.

Najib said the people of Sabah, especially BN members, should unite and work hard to ensure victory for the coalition.

Meanwhile, Najib's visit to Kota Belud, where he was scheduled to arrive in a helicopter, had to be cancelled due to heavy rain.

The prime minister, who was scheduled to arrive in Kota Belud at 4pm, was only able to talk to scores of people who had gathered to welcome him, via telephone.

He expressed confidence in BN winning in Kota Belud and called on the BN machinery to work harder.

-- BERNAMA

9Comments
Apr 23, 2013 2:46PM
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Mr. Prime Minister, I disagree with your views on Sabah's destiny. And that only your BN government can bring peace, prosperity and success to the state. It is plain for all Sabahans to see that your BN government have failed miserably in making the state a better place for them. The many decades  of neglect and political manipulation (esp. by ex-PM Dr,M) have made Sabah a very unsafe place for true Sabahans, And it exploded with the recent incursion which resulted in bloodshed and deaths,

 

Your so-called aid to the people in the form of yearly handouts only highlight the fact that your BN government have failed to help the people to better themselves, despite being in the government for over 56 years. Basically, you are bribing the people to make them overlook your BN government's failure. It is a very shameful act and nothing to boast about.

 

Your government is not strong or stable as you claim. It is infested with self-serving corrupt opportunists who have been selling their soul as well as their nation in order to stay in power. And just because you make a Sabahan the foreign minister, you think Sabahan should be grateful and continue to let BN to misrule them? I think not,  Sabahans are wiser now and on polling day they will say:

 

BN BEGONE!

Apr 23, 2013 6:22PM
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BN has to retain Sabah….

“So that they can rob it off, for whatever it has balance”

 

Wake up my dear Sabahan friends.

You already have very little compared to the other states.

If you don’t want to lose that as well then you know what you should do.

Apr 24, 2013 12:36AM
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Bull ****! If BN would be so concern of the citizen's benefits, Datu's incident would not have happened. They simply give out citizenship to illegal immigrant to ensure all they could win the election in the past.Then things develope into uncontrol stages. This 13th election, they will do that too... This is their dirty trick.. BR1M 1, BR1M 2,.......RM500? What are those when they can dig more from the people and use the corrupted money for their own colony parties if they could control the parliment. BN would not debate on the corruption topic when being accused. Why? because they never want to be clean in return with big fortune for those who are sitting in the parliment or ally to BN. We are broiling frog that will lead to death by trusthing BN.

Wake up, brothers and sisters! If your concern for the well being of your own country. Please vote wisely.    

Apr 24, 2013 10:16PM
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Sabah will be managed by BN, like how they handle Lahat Datu issue.  And not forgetting mass block IC issued ... A B U !!! A B N !!! UBAH !!!
Apr 26, 2013 7:54PM
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Najib, the Prime Minister of racism and fear mongering... This will be your legacy. Good Bye and Good Riddance! Malaysian's don't want you around!
Apr 24, 2013 5:21AM
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Loti Tao, you sure complained a lot. Complained only. Why don't you go against Datuk Najib since you think he is not doing a good job. 
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