December 31, 2012, Monday
"Definitely, we could not please everybody but I believe generally most Malaysians are happy with what the government is doing.” Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
SIBU: Malaysians are expected to lean towards the BN in greater numbers in the 13th general election after witnessing the recent political changes in Japan, opined state BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi yesterday.
Japanese voters recently re-elected the more conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) after getting fed-up with the non-performing Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
The LDP was in power in Japan for 55 years before being booted out by the DPJ in 2009.
“After just three years of trying the new party (DPJ), they (Japanese) quickly realised their lies and impossible manifestos, and their nation’s socio-economic well-being was under serious threat and jeopardy,” he said to The Borneo Post yesterday when asked for his forecast whether those who voted for the opposition previously would now come back to the BN in the impending polls.
Bernama reported Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as saying after opening the 15th delegates meeting of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) in Keningau, Sabah, on Saturday that more people were lending their support to the BN after the government introduced various transformation programmes which benefited all levels of the multi-racial society.
Dr Rundi said he believed Malaysians would not gamble away their future and that of their children by voting in Pakatan Rakyat which was bursting at the seams with empty promises and mere rhetoric.
“Most Malaysians have begun to realise the direction of both BN and Pakatan and how important is their relevance as far as their children and future generations are concerned,” he said.
“Hence, I am sure they would not gamble their future for the purpose for mere politicking and impossible empty promises made by Pakatan just to grab power.”
He added that the support swing in BN’s favour was to be expected as more people realise the capability and seriousness of the BN government in transforming the country into a developed nation.
“It is most important for everyone to focus on how to make Malaysia a better place for the future generations,” said Dr Rundi, who is also Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications).
He noted that the BN government had been very proactive since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took over the helm.
“So much planning, transformation and development have been done and it’s for the people to evaluate whether what the government is doing is with sincerity and for the rakyat and the country’s benefit or not.
“Definitely, we could not please everybody but I believe generally most Malaysians are happy with what the government is doing.”
He added that the after affect of all the planning and transformation was the country’s standing in the world.
“We are highly looked upon by our neighbours and the rest of the world, which is a testimony of our good management of the country and its economy.
“Now, it is for the rakyat to give cognisance to this effort of the BN government by giving it another mandate in the impending general election,” said Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman.