My government had to step in to save the day – Najib Tun Razak

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PEKAN: Najib Tun Razak today reminded the people not to make a mistake in choosing their leaders as it can jeopardise peace in the country. The prime minister said the wrong leaders would be irrational and cause havoc in the country and deny the people the prosperity they now enjoyed.

“If we make a mistake in the selection of leaders, we may lose the prosperity we enjoy.

“It is not good enough that a person is nice because some people pretend to be nice when they are really not,” he said at the presentation of donations to 57 mosques and 170 suraus in his Pekan parliamentary constituency here.

Najib said only rational and outstanding leaders have the capability to administer the country, formulate policies, generate wealth and foster cordial relations with other countries.

The Bersih 3.0 rally in April was the doing of irrational leaders, he said, adding that the incident had caused much difficulty for the country and people due to the stubbornness of opposition leaders.

“They not only caused havoc in the country but, worse still, demonstrated in the Holy Land, almost resulting in our Haj quota to be withdrawn by the Saudi Arabian government.

“Why did these leaders not use their common sense? Why did they not use the God-given gift of their mind. Why did they, solely for political reasons, do what they did in the Holy Land?” he asked.Najib said the stupid act of the opposition almost cost Malaysians the opportunity to undertake the Haj for which they had been waiting, some for even up to 10 years.

“In the end, my government had to step in to save the day and, fortunately, we have good relations with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,” he said.

Najib urged the people to take advantage of the holy month of Ramadan to engage in more religious activities and charity work. – Bernama