KOTA BELUD: Only a responsible government like that of Barisan Nasional (BN) is capable of managing and administering the country well, says Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak.
The communications and multimedia minister said the BN government, which has administered the country since its independence, had provided huge benefits that could be enjoyed by everyone.
“The government has provided a great deal of aid, directly and indirectly, to the people. It is not easy to do this. This can only be done by a responsible government.
“A responsible government must ensure that our country is peaceful and harmonious. We will not be able to focus on the needs of the people if our country is not peaceful and stable.
“As such, a responsible government must first ensure that the country is peaceful, harmonious and stable,” he said here today.
Salleh said a peaceful, harmonious and stable country would enable the government to develop basic infrastructure such as roads, electricity supply and clean water for the well-being of the people, as well as quality education for the children.
“We can see that in some countries, children are unable to go to school. In others, there are no classrooms and the children have to take lessons outdoors. Education is not a priority for those governments. Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), in Malaysia, huge allocations are provided for our children to get the best education.”
Salleh said the future generation would be easily employed and able to contribute to national development because the government’s efficiency in administrating the country meant many people would be well-educated.
The minister advised the people to do good and unite to ensure that the country remained peaceful and stable.
“We are considering what’s best for our country, what’s best for our society.
“The best thing is to ensure that the country is administered by a responsible government. The key to everything is unity,” he said. – Bernama