KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today said Malaysians should reject individuals or groups fond of spreading slander, baseless accusation, propaganda and promoting hate politics.
He said no one in the country has the right to do what they please because Malaysia is an independent and sovereign country with its own rule of law as enshrined in the Constitution.
“Although the government is faced with various challenges and obstacles, uncertainty in the global economy and internal political pressure, His Majesty’s government opts to have a big heart, stand firm and move forward,” he said.
He said this in his congratulatory speech to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah in conjunction with his birthday celebration at Istana Negara here today.
The prime minister said nothing is more important to a country’s leadership other than to maintain peace and security in the country.
The government, he said, has never neglected matters pertaining to the country’s security.
“Recently, during my official visit to Sabah, the government firmly stated its stand on the claim to Sabah, that in terms of international law, no one can question that Sabah is in Malaysia and the matter is regarded a non-issue,” he added.
Najib also shared Barisan Nasional’s (BN) success in the recent Sarawak state election, where the coalition won 72 of the 82 seats that were contested. – BERNAMA