The prime minister said it was his duty as a leader to ensure that people of various ethnic groups and races could enjoy the potentials of the country.
"This is my responsibility… to ensure a shining future for all is rest assured.
"This is because Malaysia has a big potential and hopes for all," he said at a dinner in conjunction with the Second National Professor Congress Premier Discourse yesterday.
He said past leaders had vision and commitment to ensure national prosperity was enjoyed by all without sidelining any ethnic group or community.
Najib said this prompted him to introduce the 1Malaysia concept in an effort to achieve national unity.
"The 1Malaysia concept was not introduced for the general election. The 1Malaysia concept is for nation-building which must be done to ensure national development." – Bernama, November 11, 2013.