SHAH ALAM, Malaysia - Strong winds of change are sweeping through Selangor and will destroy any obstuction to the people's aspirations of returning the state to Barisan Nasional.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told thousands of cheering young bikers gathered at an event organised by NGO Waris Malaya that change was required in Selangor in order to meet the people's needs.
|Thousands of young bikers cheering after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched an event organised by Waris Malaya in Shah Alam to show support for Barisan Nasional.|
"In 2008, the people of Selangor were cheated with many empty promises. They said they would abolish quit rent and give allowances to housewives.
"We ask them have they kept their promises?" said Najib at the event organised to pledge support to Barisan.
Najib added that it was Barisan which had provided the people with cash allowances under the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia Scheme (BR1M) as well as other necessities such as housing and medical care.
"Only Barisan can promise a good future and it's our responsibility to ensure a nation which is prosperous and with good economic growth," he said.
Najib said not only did Barisan give the people economic prosperity, it also provided them with freedom, adding that he would be tabling a bill for a second reading in Parliament to replace the Internal Security Act.
He said although the ISA had served the nation well, this had to be replaced to meet the new era.
"The new era is an era of transformation as opposed to an era of reformation.
"Transformation is better than reformation. Ask Ezam (Waris Malaya patron Senator Ezam Mohd Nor).
"He will tell you as he has left reformasi," said Najib.
Najib said Barisan would protect the nation for the younger generation, adding that it would be difficult for all if Selangor were being held by others.
He said a lot of problems would arise if the state continued to be under Opposition rule, including an impending water crisis, as the Selangor government was opposing the Langat II water treatment plant project.
"Choose Barisan and all these problems can be solved," said Najib.
Earlier in the day, escorted by hundreds of bikers, Najib rode pillion to the event, which was also attended by other Barisan leaders including Selangor Umno deputy chief Datuk Seri Noh Omar.