KUALA LUMPUR – The people must have the political consciousness that the Barisan Nasional (BN) is the best choice to lead the nation now and in the future, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said that all along the BN has been a party that constantly strived to a build a future to fulfill the people’s aspirations and had a proven track record.
“We have built a nation that is peaceful and stable with the people free from any threats. We have brought about tremendous development and a national transformation agenda,” he said when launching the Sahabat Puteri BN: AZALEA 2018 programme here today.
AZALEA is aimed at forging solidarity among the Puteri wing of UMNO, BN component parties, NGOs, university students and young women to boost support for BN.
Present were the prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, UMNO vice president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein amd Puteri UMNO head Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.
Najib stresed that the people could not place their hopes on the opposition pact as they were an untested coalition with the components not at ease and suspicious of one another.
The pirme minister said the current BN leadership will continue to work to bring a brighter future for Malaysia via the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) vision and make the country among the top 20 nations in the world.
“I want to ask, if this our aspiration, can a 93-year-old man take us there? That is the question. We can answer that ourselves,” he said, alluding to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is now leading the opposition.
Meanwhile, Najib said he hoped AZALEA would be a great new force and respected in the BN machinery.
“I want that all gathered here today specifically those representing millienials be fully committed to work hard to ensure a resounding victory for BN in the 14th General Election (GE14), “ he said.
Najib also expressed his appreciation on the setting up of AZALEA, saying it symbolised the unity of its members who came various ethnic groups and backgrounds to champion the BN’s cause.
At the same time, Najib outlined three things that the AZALEA network must strive for, firstly to operate as one unit, be strong and forge great teamwork.
“Secondly, we must serve with sincerity to the party and nation. Because this is the idealism in fighting for the younger generation. All personal interests must be set aside,” he said.
Thirdly, he said, they must believe in their cause which was to build a better future for the people. – BERNAMA