IPOH, June 12 (Bernama) -- The welfare state as projected by Pas will not achieve its objective if the country is not developing progressively, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
He said the objective of becoming a welfare state had to go along with the nation's development to be able to generate economic and employment opportunities for the people.
"The welfare state as proposed by Pas actually has long been practised by the Barisan Nasional government, not only for the Malays but also for all other races in the country," he told reporters after opening the Pasir Salak Umno division's delegates' meeting, here, today.
He said: "We cannot be focusing on the welfare state alone if the country is not developed."
Shafie who is also Rural and Regional Development Minister, said BN had done much more for the people than what PAS had done for those in Kelantan (which it ruled).
tunku : pas has no planning or vision to develop the country into greater height,how would they provide welfare to the people? this is just empty talk or promises. just look at kedah and kelantan, is it a welfare state? they should implement it in those states first and show to the public what they can do.don't tell people that wait until they rules the federal then only they will implement it.they failed to help people in kelantan and kedah and now they are talking about the whole nation.as usual, pas talk craps all the time.just to please dap, they have to come out with new vision.