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KOTA BARU: The Barisan Nasional (BN) has come out with many ideas and agendas in its efforts to transform the country for the benefit of the people unlike the opposition which has foggy vision and is always flip-flopping, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He said in bringing about development for the people, the BN government was always finding new ideas, setting new agendas and planning various programmes.
"In this 21st century, if we want to compete we have to do it in terms of ideas, agendas and programmes, which we refer back to the people to choose as to
which are the best.
"What are the BN's ideas?... RTC, GTP, ETP, NEM and if these are not enough, the government comes up with BR1M whereby 92 per cent of households in Kelantan enjoyed the (BR1M) aid," he said when launching the Bandar Baru Tunjong RTC here today.
The acronymns stand for Rural Transformation Centre, Government Transformation Programme, Economic Transformation Programme, New Economic Model and Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (1Malaysia's People's Aid) under which households with monthly incomes below RM3,000 are given a one-off cash aid of RM500.
The prime minister said on the other hand, the opposition's agenda always kept changing and was more prone to instigating the people to do bad things like
encouraging them to topple the government through unlawful methods.
Najib said no government could underestimate the intelligence of the people and must cater to them through good ideas, agendas and sound planning and not
teach people to engage in misconduct.
He said governments must also allow their ideas to be evaluated by the people like what the BN government had done to bring about a huge transformation
for the nation and the wellbeing of the people.
"And this is what we are doing here today, launching this RTC in the hope that it will bring great benefits to the people in Kelantan.
"This is what I mean by competing in terms of ideas, to show the government has the edge where vision is concerned and it includes the National Blue Ocean
Strategy (NBOS) as the forming of RTCs involves the cooperation of eight ministries so that people in rural areas can earn better incomes," he said,
promising that the RTC launched today which cost more than RM140 million would become a famous centre of commerce and a symbol of appreciation by the BN to the people of Kelantan.