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KENINGAU -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today called on the people to look back and evaluate the track record of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who had made a big lie to the people on Sept 16, 2008.
He said that on that day, Anwar claimed that 30 Barisan Nasional (BN) parliamentary members would defect to the opposition parties, hence making possible for Pakatan Rakyat to take over the federal government.
"This is the biggest lie in Malaysian political history. Can we forgive a leader who lied to the people. Let us not forget easily this historical incident," he said when opening the RM30 million Sabah Handicraft Centre, here today.
Najib said the opposition leaders, including their chief, came to Sabah, especially with the approaching general election, to make promises to win the people's support.
"BN does not promise the sea and sky, but promises which can be fulfilled," he added.
He believed that the Sabah people were wise enough to differentiate between glass and crystal.
"If we evaluate a leader, we cannot just look ahead, but to also look back on his history and track record, not only when he is with the opposition, but also when he was in power," he added.
Najib recalled the 1997 financial crisis when Anwar was then the Finance Minister and supported the International Monetary Fund. -- Bernama