Government Policies Key In Ensuring Continuous Peace, Prosperity In Malaysia – Salleh

Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said Malaysians should always be grateful because since Malaysia achieved its independence, the situation remained peaceful as a result of the implementation of policies that took into account the interests of all the people in the country.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said through policies that were formulated to create continuous peace, stability and prosperity, the people of all races and religions always felt safe and able to enjoy the benefits of development provided by the government.

“”We, in Malaysia, generally feel safe, although, sometimes, there were small (untoward) incidents. This is because since independence, the government’s priority is to ensure the country is stable and prosperous.

“We opt for moderate policies. We do not practice extreme ideology, but an ideology that is moderate so that we can ascertain that with unity in the country, our country will continue to progress,” he said.

Salleh, who is also Usukan assemblyman said this in his speech at an Ang Pau Festival in Kota Belud.

He said the philosophy ‘1Malaysia’, and recently ‘Negaraku’, were continuation of previous policies by the government to instill the feeling of togetherness and brotherhood among Malaysia’s diverse society to preserve and maintain unity among them.

“We give the emphasis that this is our homeland. This is where we were born. This is where we seek education and economic opportunities so that we can together contribute for the development of our country,” he said.

He said the government helmed by Barisan Nasional (BN) would continue with efforts to introduce policies that would continue to safeguard the country’s future and the people’s prosperity.

On the National Transformation 2050 (TN2050), he said it was introduced as a government’s foresight to prepare the future generation with knowledge and skills so that they could continue with the agenda of developing Malaysia into a high-income developed country.

As such, Salleh reminded the people to always be wary and not to be influenced by the action of certain quarters out to undermine the country’s stability.

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Support Whoever Named As Candidates To Ensure BN Victory – Tawfiq

Tawau UMNO division chief Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan has called on all Barisan Nasional (BN) supporters in Tawau parliamentary constituency and the three state constituencies within it to support the candidates selected by the party leadership to contest in the next general election.

“Do not question the selection of candidates for the four seats namely Tawau parliamentary and also Balung, Apas and Sri Tanjong state seats because the party would certainly pick candidates who fulfilled the criteria and standards to ensure victory for the BN,” he said.

Tawfiq, who is Sabah Youth and Sports Minister, said this at the handing over of aid to residents of Kampung Titingan and the victims of recent fire in Blok 8 in Tawau, Saturday.

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Confidence Among Semporna Folks Towards BN Goverment Remains High

The confidence of the people in Semporna towards the Barisan Nasional government remains high, said Semporna UMNO Division acting chief, Datuk Seri Nasir Tun Sakaran.

He said the matter had caused the opposition to constantly play with political perceptions by giving a negative picture of the government to the people.

“This is the ploy of the opposition to undermine the government, no matter what, they will tarnish the government’s image even if the government is always consistent in providing various assistance to the people,” he told reporters in Semporna, Saturday.

Nasir, who is also Senallang assemblyman, said one of the opposition’s ploys was to instigate the people to reject the government by not voting for the BN, but at the same time, to accept government aid.

Meanwhile, he said the list of BN candidates who were purportedly to stand in the Semporna parliamentary seat and three state seats, namely Senallang, Bugaya and Sulabayan that went viral on social media was not true.

“We wait for the final list from the UMNO president,” he added.

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Warisan’s Allegation Against Anifah Aman Way Off The Mark

The racism allegation labelled by the Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) against Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman over his recent speech was clearly off the mark, said Tenom Member of Parliament Datuk Raime Unggi today.

Raime said in Anifah´s speech made at an event with the Chinese community of the Kimanis parliamentary constituency on Feb 9, the foreign minister did not mention any word that could be interpreted as racist.

“In fact, Datuk Seri Anifah said no matter what race to be elected to rule Sabah, it is important that the person is a pure Sabahan,” he said.

“I do not see any racial elements in terms of being a pure Sabahan. Clearly understandable, the context of the pure Sabahan term here referring to the citizen of the state and those whose origins are from Sabah,” he said in a statement today.

Raime said he was concerned a police report lodged by Warisan´s secretary-general Loretta Padua Jr on Feb 14 had other intentions as at the same time, some quarters had uploaded an edited video clip of Anifah to show as if he was referring to Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal as an ‘outsider’.

“I fear that there are parties with malicious intent, trying to build perceptions and incite racial-based political polemics to raise the emotions of certain races and give votes to certain political parties, and this unhealthy culture should be rejected,” he said.

At the said event, Anifah said that the people in Sabah needed to defend the state by ensuring that the state government was only led by native Sabahans, irrespective of their background.

Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah president Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin also expressed his disappointment with the use of racial sentiments as part of campaigning.

“I also want to reprimand Warisan president and its leaders who are clearly motivated to threaten the racial unity to the extent of insulting the ancestry of political party leaders and subsequently, getting their followers to incite racism.

Meanwhile, Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee, who is also Beluran Member of Parliament, was also disappointed with certain parties that twisted Anifah´s speech to make it sounded fake, racist and misconstrued as showing hatred towards certain races.

“What has been raised by Datuk Seri Anifah should not be seen from a narrow view, but as a general reminder, as at the federal level, the BN government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has avoided the communal political culture by practising tolerance among the people from different races, religious and background through the 1Malaysia slogan,” he said.

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Two Worst Case Scenarios, Opposition Will Cripple The Country – Najib

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today gave two worst case scenarios in the opposition leadership line-up that will definitely cripple the country if they were able to take over the reins of the government.

The prime minister said he could envision the opposition leaders being so busy fighting for the prime minister’s post for the first two years after the general election.

“We can almost see that if the opposition wins the election, they will remain busy fighting for the post of prime minister for two or three years before they can begin their work to serve the people,” he said in his recent blog post on NajibRazak.com, titled ‘Opposition Leadership Will Cripple the Country’.

Instead, Najib said if the people continue giving their mandate to the Barisan Nasional (BN), the party would be able to start rendering their services to the people immediately after the election as it already had a strong and reliable leadership.

He said after years of disputes, the opposition pact finally decided to name Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and PKR president Datin Seri Wan Azizah Ismail as its prime minister and deputy prime minister candidates, respectively.

However, he said the opposition’s nomination this time around had actually shown how fragile their top leadership would be if they managed to form the government.

This is because Dr Mahathir will only hold the post of prime minister temporarily as the post will be given to PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim once he is released from jail, he said.

Najib said the first worst-case scenario would be when Dr Mahathir refuses to make way for Anwar as it was no secret that the former premier had described every other leader as not right .

To quote Dr.Mahathir’s words in 2016, there is no way he would allow a morally unfit leader to become a prime minister.

In fact, he also said that Anwar is too old to lead the country and PKR will definitely protest if Tun Mahathir chose to retain absolute power, Najib said.

The second scenario the Prime Minister said was, even if Tun Dr Mahathir chooses to make a u-turn and give the post to Anwar, the post of prime minister and deputy prime minister will he held by husband and wife.

If this happens, it will be the most critical level of nepotism ever witnessed in the country and for sure the people will stage a protest against the leadership, he added.

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