BN's manifesto presented by Najib received an overwhelming support from the crowd who filled up the Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium earlier tonight. (Photo by:Hussein Shaharuddin/The Mole)
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak presented the much anticipated Barisan Nasional’s election manifesto to a 40,000 crowd at Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium tonight.
Najib who was accompanied by BN component party leaders said it is not merely an election manifesto, but it is the party’s “Aku Janji” (My Pledge) Manifesto which aims to bring the nation forward and to safeguard the people’s wellbeing.
In the one-hour long speech, Najib said: “The manifesto had been thoroughly planned with 17 core aspects to ensure that our pledge will benefit the people.”
“I have been in politics for 37 years and this is the first time I am leading BN to face the general election.”
“We are the party which makes the people our leader. We are the party that puts the people first and to serve the people,” he added.
Najib said the theme of the manifesto is “Janji Ditepati, Membawa Harapan.”
He took a swipe at the opposition coalition’s manifesto, which he described as “Manifesto Khayalan”. (Delusional Manifesto)
“They (opposition) made a lot of promises but did not fulfill them,” said Najib.
The Malaysian sixth Prime Minister told voters that the 13th General Election is not merely about choosing individuals or any parties to form the government, it is about determining the future of Malaysia.
“As a Prime Minister of Malaysia, I ask for a new mandate to ensure that we will achieve the continuity of 1Malaysia as well as to fulfill the Malaysian vision as created by Tun Dr Mahathir” (Malaysia’s former Prime Minister).
“Remember, a vote for the opposition is a vote for a future of uncertainties,” Najib said.
The crowd gave a unanimous "No" when asked by the prime minister, whether they want to have PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim or Pas president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as the next Prime Minister.
“I humbly ask if you want Najib to be the Prime Minister to vote BN. I can’t do this alone. My team needs your support,” he said which received thunderous applause and a standing ovation from the supporters.
“A vote for BN brings Malaysians hope and a united“Bangsa Malaysia,” Najib added.