Thursday, July 18

Don’t spoil the vote, choose wisely – Najib


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has advised the people against spoiling their electoral vote.

He said they should not become influenced by a movement suggesting the spoiling of votes which feels the politics of the government and the opposition did not benefit the people.

Najib acknowledged that there were weaknesses on both sides but the people could make a choice between the present government and the opposition by evaluating the development that had been implemented.

“Unlike the opposition, the government has implemented and is implementing much infrastructure development, such as the Mass Rapid Transit, Second Penang Bridge, Tun Razak Exchange 106, KL118, Urban and Rural Transformation Centres, Kota Iskandar, East Coast Rail Link and the High-Speed Rail,” he said in his latest post yesterday on his blog

He also said that programmes that increased the purchasing power, such as entrepreneurship funds, medical subsidies, education, various training schemes and affordable housing were also for national development and improving the quality of life of the people.

Najib said the opposition-governed states imposed quit rent that had soared, by as much as 1,671 per cent in Penang and 300 per cent in Selangor.

The Prime Minister also questioned the need to build an undersea tunnel in Penang when the island was linked to the mainland by two bridges.

“In comparison, the Barisan Nasional government is consistent in bringing development in the country, while ensuring the future of every Malaysian.

“It is needless to spoil your vote; the best option for the people is very obvious,” he said. — Bernama