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Najib: Set aside political differences to benefit the people

The Star/ANN | Friday, Jul 11, 2014

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

SHAH ALAM - If we truly need to resolve the people's problems, we need to set aside our political differences first.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this was the only way Malayians could benefit in general.

The Prime Minister said this as he sat with Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim at a buka puasa (breaking of fast) event with the people of Selangor at the Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Mosque in Bukit Jelutong near here last night.

It was organised by the Prime Minister's department. Najib is Umno president while Khalid is from Pakatan Rakyat, both opposing parties.

"Such a cooperation would be good for the country's benefit too," he added.

Besides Khalid, the others who attended the function were Najib's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Selangor Umno chief Datuk Seri Noh Omar.

Najib praised Khalid for his attendance at the event. "It's a good sign. There are many things that we can work together on."

Najib also said Malaysia would continue its support for the Palestinians, who were suffering under Israeli military attacks.

"As long as a sovereign Palestine is not realised, we will help them in their struggle," he added.

The Prime Minister said the Pales-tinian ambassador to Malaysia Dr Anwar Hamadto Kassem Al-Agha met him yesterday. "He briefed me on the latest development in his country," Najib said.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas also wrote to Najib, highlighting the plight of the people there.

He also invited Najib to visit the West Bank and Gaza.

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