Monday, May 6, 2013
Najib Records Appreciation To Malaysians For Returning BN To Power
The Prime Minister said the support given had enabled the BN government to lead the nation for the next five years.
"I also thank the BN machinery for the hard work they had put in to ensure that the BN forms the federal government," he said at a media conference at the Putra World Trade Centre, here shortly after the BN obtained a simple majority when it won 112 seats in the 13th general election (GE13).
The Prime Minister hoped that everyone could accept the decision which reflected that democracy was practised in a transparent manner.
Najib, who is also the BN chairman, said that following the decision and in the national interest, he hoped the opposition pact could accept the decision with an open heart and would allow the democratic process to proceed smoothly after the BN had formed the federal government.
Najib said a specific mechanism to monitor implementation of the promises would be set up to prove the coalition's commitment to honour its promises to the people.
"The people realise that when we make promises, we will deliver them," he said.
On the 13th General Election results, Najib, who is also BN chairman, said the voters' overall polarisation trend was worrying.
"If this trend is not addressed effectively, it can create tension and conflicts in the country," he said.
Also present were his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and his wife, Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman, and BN secretary-general, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.