PEKAN – The slogan “Jom Bantu Rakyat” (Let’s Help the People) introduced by the Barisan Nasional (BN) is in line with the government’s efforts to help the people regardless of time and situation, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the slogan was proof of the government’s commitment to look out for the people, especially in times of difficulty.
“No one else other than the BN government and UMNO have the right to use the slogan. I do not need to explain where it (the help) is coming from. The sources are varied.
“There is the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M), 1Malaysia Clinic, help to repair homes, help for schooling, university education and many other types of assistance that have been given.
“This is because we make the people our priority as we are the leaders they have chosen. So we have to work really hard,” he said after performing the Isya’ Tarawih and Witir prayers with the people of Kampung Serambi here tonight.
Also present were Pahang State Assembly Speaker Datuk Ishak Muhamad, Pahang Felda Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Abu Bakar Harun and UMNO Welfare Bureau chairman, Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nassarah.
Meanwhile, Najib, who is also Pekan Member of Parliament, jokingly said that he hoped that the project to install street lights under Jalan Kampung Phase 8 (LJK8) in Pahang which includes Kampung Serambi, ‘would light the village to the general election’.
“I hope that with the light of these lamps, Kampung Serambi which was dark before will now be lighted up and continue to be lighted up until Hari Raya and up to the general election,” he said.
The LKJ8 project undertaken by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) involves the installation of 7,770 street lights in the state at a cost of RM6.62 million.
Meanwhile, in the Bebar state constituency under the Pekan parliamentary seat, 28 villages are set to enjoy the facility which involves installing 242 street lamps, which began on June 11.
At the event, Najib also presented donations from TNB, Roadcare and the Pekan Religious Bureau to 171 recipients comprising senior citizens, the handicapped, converts and orphans.
Najib also approved a request by the villagers to build a new mosque to replace the old As-Sakinah Mosque in the village and to increase its allocation in the budget next year.