KUALA LUMPUR: The people should not mock the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) as the government is becoming more open, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the people could judge this for themselves with the unveiling of the six National Key Results Areas (NKRA) and key performance indicators (KPI) by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“Unlike the opposition whose direction is still unclear, we are sure of our performance.
“We are more committed, more daring and better prepared.
“This is an extraordinary process. So, do not mock the GTP and believe the NGOs (non-governmental organisations),” he told reporters after officiating a recognition ceremony for High Performance Schools (HPS) at Sekolah Menengah Aminuddin Baki here yesterday.
He was asked to comment on remarks made by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that NGOs championing Malay issues had mushroomed of late because there was a feeling among the Malays that Umno by itself was incapable of protecting them.
Muhyiddin, who is also deputy Umno president, said the Malays should not be misled by assuming that NGOs were more influential than Umno in championing Malay issues.
“In the final analysis, the people are going to decide on their future by voting the party that had been championing them, not the NGOs.
“On this premise, I think Umno is still strong compared to other Barisan Nasional component parties,” he added.
Muhyiddin said the government placed the people first by putting their wants and needs uppermost in the six NKRAs, which strove to improve education, security, income, infrastructure and urban transport as well as reducing crime. — Bernama