Solving People’s Problems BN Policy – Muhyiddin
KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 20 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today urged the people to continue supporting the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government as all the policies it introduced were aimed at solving their problems.
Muhyiddin who is also Umno deputy president and BN deputy chairman, said the BN government’s policies were firm and clear, and whatever that was felt important and necessary would be carried out to improve the people’s standard of living.
“Because of our clear and firm policies, we want stronger support from the people especially under the leadership of the prime minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) now, the government has drawn up and implemented various major transformation programmes which all focus on solving the people’s problems.”
Speaking at an Aidilfitri function of the Marang parliamentary constituency and official opening of the Kedai Buloh new market, near here, Muhyiddin cited poverty-eradication, helping rural folk increae their income and infrastructure upgrading as some of the economic development programmes implemented by the BN government for the betterment of the people.
Muhyiddin said the ‘1Malaysia Concept: People First, Performance Now’ was no mere slogan but had spurred various development plans and national transformation.
He said the government had spent billions for the people to have a better life, hence they should not only be grateful for what they were enjoying but to also work harder for a brigher future for themselves and the nation.
Muhyiddin denied the claim by certain quarters that each development plan by the government was a gimmick and political candy, especially as the general election was drawing nearer.
“Actually, we have done almost everything thought as important since a long time ago and not wait for the elections to do anything in order to win votes.
“We are not just looking at the short term but have been planning and implementing development programmes for the long term so that the people will have a more comfortable life,” he said.
Muhyiddin said Malaysia had now become a model progressive Islamic nation with visiting foreign leaders expessing awe at its achievements and wanting to implement similar development projects in their respective countries.
He said to preserve this stability and prosperity, the people should not be easily influenced by the opposition’s propaganda, especially Kelantan PAS government’s while the state still had the highest poverty rate in the country even after more than 20 years of rule.
“What has Nik Aziz done for the Kelantan people all this while?
“And with what is happening in Kedah, some people there have started admitting that they had wrongly crossed (for the opposition candidates) in the last general election and now regret it as they see that the Menteri Besar (Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak) has not been able to fulfil the people’s wishes.”
On the Pasar Kedai Buloh, Muhyiddin said the RM9.3 million market which started operating last month would benefit a lot of people in the area, especially the traders.
He said the new market was a manifestation of the BN government’s ability to fulfil its promises to the people made in its election manifesto.
Pasar Kedai Buloh, located on a 1.5ha site, consists of 16 eateries, 128 stall lots selling dry goods, fruits and vegetables, 44 wet market stalls and 18 shoplots selling other merchandise.