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KULIM: MORE and bigger things are in store for the people, including a second round of BR1M (1Malaysia People’s Aid), with their continued support for the government.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said these initiatives were aimed at reducing the burden of the people.
Najib said as a responsible government and one which honoured its promises, it would continue to meet the people’s needs.
“The people can attest to all our efforts to help them and lessen their burden. We have carried out many initiatives, including BR1M. I am seriously thinking about another round of BR1M,” he said to a crowd of more than 30,000 people at the Jelajah Janji Ditepati (JJDJ) carnival at Kulim High Tech Park, near reach programme nationwide. The previous JJDJ was held in Batu Pahat, Johor and Kuching,
Sarawak. The programme will be held in other states in the coming weeks.
The enthusiastic crowd, comprising people from all walks of life, responded with thunderous applause to Najib’s suggestion of disbursing
RM500 each to families with a household income of below RM3,000.
The crowd continued to respond with a resounding “Yes” each time the prime minister asked if they were happy with the various initiatives, including the 1Malaysia Clinic, RM100 aid for schoolchildren,
Menu Rakyat and Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia.
Present were Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, cabinet ministers and Barisan Nasional leaders.
The crowd almost brought the house down when they responded with loud bursts of “No” to Najib’s questions of whether the opposition was capable of honouring its promises, if it was peace-loving and whether it could ensure continued stability and development for the nation.
Najib said the opposition had also lied to the people about a fatwa issued by Egyptian Arab countries like Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
or even Malaysia.
“And who says we are cruel to the people? All of you here are safe and the majority of the people know we have never been cruel or neglected our responsibilities,” he said to another round of thunderous applause. He attributed the continued peace and harmony enjoyed by the nation to the people.
“However, the opposition is bent on creating chaos by lying and deceiving the people,” he said, citing the Bersih 3.0 rally as a desperate attempt to overthrow the government.
Najib also said that the government had fulfilled all promises made in the 2012 Budget to prove that the BN always kept its word, and that the coalition was confident it could do more for the nation and because of this, it needed a bigger mandate in the coming general election.
“The government wants a full mandate, not a marginal victory. We want a big victory to guarantee success for our nation.”
Najib said the three years he had been prime minister were only the beginning of a bigger transformation to be undertaken by the BN for the people and country.
He said all the plans and wishes could be achieved if the people helped BN regain Kedah in the next general election.