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Malaysia remains secure with Umno at its helm, says Najib

SHAH ALAM — Malaysia will be safer and secure if Umno continues to lead the country, said the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Malaysia remains secure with Umno at its helm, says Najib

Prime Minister Najib Razak says 1MDB has revamped its management to correct mistakes and bring it back to financial health. Photo: REUTERS

SHAH ALAM — Malaysia will be safer and secure if Umno continues to lead the country, said the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak.

He said it is Umno's policies that have been incorporated when formulating the government's policies that have assured the country's future for the future generation.

Mr Najib, speaking to 1,400 students and guests at the closing ceremony of National Undergraduates Leadership Conference (Pemanas 2017) at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Dewan Agong Tuanku Canselor on Sunday night (Dec 3), said all policies that were for the betterment of the people were initiated and implemented by the ruling government.

Also present were Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein, Selangor Umno liaison committee chief Noh Omar, UiTM vice-chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Said and Pemanas 5.0 director Mohd Shahar Abdullah.

"I hope you can bring our country further one day. We must not destroy what we have built for so long. It is the today's generation that will ensure the continuity and the government will prepare the platform for you to bring the country to greater success.

"If there is no political stability, the country will destroy. If Umno and Barisan Nasional continue to stay in power, the country will achieve higher success."

Mr Najib also said political stability is crucial to run a country, a factor the opposition coalition lacks.

"We come across slanderous remarks on social media because this is the only tool for the opposition coalition to incite hatred against the government.

"They evidently will not be able to ensure political stability in our country. The country will destroy if we do not have political stability.

"Insya Allah (if God wills), Umno and BN will continue to be in power, leading Malaysia to greater heights to ensure a brighter future for the future generations."

Mr Najib also called on the young leaders to come together in building the nation.

"We should not politicise issues to bring down or destroy the country. Look at what happened to Egypt, Syria, Iraq. Do not allow Malaysia to be in such situation."

On a related note, Bernama reported Mr Najib as saying that the government had adopted an "open attitude" towards youths, especially university students in efforts to develop the nation.

Mr Najib said under his leadership, the federal government amended the University and University Colleges Act to give the younger generation the freedom to think and express their views even if they are critical.

"With the policy of directional planning by the Umno-led government, the younger generation especially undergraduates, are given ample opportunity to hold dialogues."

On Pemanas, Mr Najib said it is a platform for Umno Youth to find talents that could be groomed as future leaders.

"I want talents to come through in this Pemanas programme, such as those who can articulate their thoughts well and have the fighting spirit to continue what we have already built, like what I'm doing in continuing what the former leaders have done."

He said he has the future generation at heart, which is reflected in TN50.

"Look at the MRT, LRT, high-speed rail that we are doing today.It's all for the future of all of you. So let's build our future together and take care of it." NEW STRAITS TIMES

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