KOTA KINABALU – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today stressed that the size of a party that has become a partner in the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is not important but what is more valued is the loyalty and commitment of the component parties to the BN.
Najib, who is also BN chairman, said it was because of this principle, which the coalition had upheld all along, that enabled the BN to continue to be in power irrespective of whether times were good or difficult.
“I as the BN chairman do not see too much into the size of the party. To me size doesn’t matter, what matters is your loyalty and commitment. It is on this principle that country was able to move forward. We have succeeded because we have been able to capitalise when the going was good as well as ride out the storms.
“But the BN must continue to prove that it is the party that the people can depend on to look after the interests of all the people, irrespective of ethnicity or religion. The BN umbrella is inclusive and comprehensive,” he said.
Najib said this when opening Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah’s (PBRS) Triennial General Meeting here today. Also present were Sabah Chief Minister and Sabah BN chairman Datuk Seri Musa Aman and PBRS president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup. – BERNAMA