Wednesday, August 21

PM: Don’t make a change you are uncertain about


WELCOME: Najib (right) and wife having a light moment with visitors during the open house. — Bernama photo

PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday advised the people not to make a change which is uncertain of guaranteeing them prosperity and well-being.

Not all change would bring good, he said, adding that the people should institute change in something dependable rather than go for others who have no successful track record.

“We must hold on to something which we know well. God willing, it (the BN government) will bring about a better future,” he said in his address at the Aidilfitri open house hosted by him and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, in Taman Tasik Sultan Abu Bakar, here.

Najib cautioned the people against being easily fooled by the sweet promises of the opposition political parties which he said had evidently failed in the four states they had been administrating after the general election of 2008.

He said that not all the changes promised would bring good for the people, but the BN-led government had brought about various changes which benefited them since the era of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first prime minister.

“We cannot change a government solely because the time has come for us to make a change. We are not wanting to make a change but wanting something better.

“Change will not necessarily bring good. It can lead to something worse than what we are enjoying today,” he said.

Najib said the BN government was continuing the struggle of past leaders in the effort to value add and bring about a better change to realise Vision 2020.

He said even developed countries which were not administered well and failed to grow new wealth would collapse and face a critical economic situation, such as the several

European countries which had to put up with unemployment and economic recession.

“The truth is we cannot go on accepting aid after aid without figuring out how to create and generate wealth. Countries which do not generate economic wealth will face problems,” he said.

The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, and Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and other state leaders were among the more than 70,000 people who attended the open house. — Bernama