JITRA – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has given assurance that he will never risk the country’s future by making sweet promises without proper plans to develop the country.
He said this was because as the prime minister, he was carrying the hope of approximately 30 million people in the country who wanted the government to bring the nation to greater heights in the future.
“I will not bring you into a situation where I would risk our country’s future by making sweet promises or giving “dedak” (animal feed) to the people because I know I have a huge responsibility.”
Najib, who is also UMNO president, said this at the People’s Feast and a meet-up session with Kubang Pasu UMNO at Dewan Wawasan, here tonight.
Also present were Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, Kubang Pasu UMNO chief Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Baharum and former Menteri Besar Tan Sri Osman Aroff.
On Kubang Pasu parliamentary constituency, Najib said he was confident that BN would be able to retain the seat, which had been its stronghold, together with Jitra and Bukit Kayu Hitam state seats, with a bigger majority in the 14th general election.
Najib, who is also BN chairman, also gave assurance that the Bukit Kayu Hitam Duty Free Zone would become a national development agenda for the next five years.
In fact, he said the effort had begun in January this year with the Bukit Kayu Hitam toll abolition.
“Next year, the (Bukit Kayu Hitam border entry) route will be open 24 hours and the 12,000-acre area (Duty Free Zone) will be the starting point of the north-south development,” he said.
At the event, Najib also announced the allocation of RM5 million for the development of Jitra market and RM400,000 to repair a tennis court, which he described as a proof that the people would continue enjoying various benefits if BN continues getting the people’s mandate to govern the country. – BERNAMA