BN manifesto a vibrant thesis of a towering PM

Apr 9, 2018

OPINION

By Raggie Jessy

TTF: A vibrant thesis befitting the intellect of a towering Prime Minister.

That’s how I look at the manifesto Datuk Seri Najib Razak unveiled yesterday (see news item), which, by far, is the no 1 manifesto the ruling coalition has produced since the country achieved independence. Ever since taking over the reins of government from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib has repeatedly proven himself to be a Prime Minister for all Malaysians and not just the Malays or supporters of Barisan Nasional.

But yesterday, he took things a notch further.

Not only did he prove himself to be a Prime Minister of virtue, he tackled each and every issue affecting everyday Malaysians in a manner that was comprehensive, transparent and coherent with the reforms he has thus far put in place. In short, Najib more or less sent a coded message to Lim Kit Siang that read, “Lim, send your son to me – I’ll teach him a thing or two about Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT).”

Yes, for the past five years or so, the Kit Siang led opposition coalition – in all its incarnations – channeled its energy into spite-filled campaigns designed to demonise Najib and destabilise Umno. The mission was to indoctrinate voters with the idea that the Prime Minister was a “kleptocrat who stole RM42 billion from 1MDB.” Now, do you honestly believe that Kit Siang or anyone in the coalition has the black and white to prove that Najib is a kleptocrat?

If they did, they would already have flashed it right in front of the cameras without a minute’s hesitation or gotten their media mouthpieces to publish them. Instead, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (from whom the RM42 billion catchphrase originated) admitted that he did not have ‘enough’ evidence against Najib (see video below), meaning, everything he’s said about the Prime Minister was either made up or based entirely on hearsay.

Yet, he and Kit Siang still going on and on with the kleptocracy bullshxt as if it were inscribed in some Holy Gospel somewhere on God’s blessed earth.

Do you know why?

It’s because the duo has a fairly good idea how little it takes to con Malaysians. Conventional wisdom has it, that a lie, if repeated often enough, gets imprinted in the voter conscience as truth. But these guys know that with Malaysians, all you need is a picture of a ballot box next to a taxi to convince them that “phantom votes were being ferried to voting centres.”

Yes, all Kit Siang and gang have done so far is lie and lie and lie, and not to mention, offer promises that have tantalised even the laziest of minds. They’re all about giving you the moon and the stars and even that pot of gold buried at the end of the rainbow. But have they once explained their methods in a manner that is as comprehensive, as transparent and as coherent as Najib has?

No.

Yet, these guys are telling you that they’re going to save Malaysia. – The Third Force

* The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Malaysia Outlook.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has unveiled Barisan Nasional‘s manifesto for the 14th General Electon, which he described as a comprehensive promise, leaving no Malaysian behind.

The Barisan chairman said the manifesto, themed “Bersama BN Hebatkan Negaraku” (With BN for a Greater Malaysia), is a document that will chart the country’s future.

He said the manifesto, which is 220 pages thick and contains 364 initiatives, is vital for a better Malaysia.

“Barisan will continue to defend every Malaysian, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, race, class or colour.

Najib said he was thrilled with the 40,000-strong turnout and the eight million Malaysians watching the launch via live telecast on television and social media.

Najib started with Barisan’s pledge for women, adding that it is committed to strengthen the fairer sex and produce more professional and successful women.

“We treat the women as the backbone of the nation,” said Najib.

He then went on to unveil Barisan’s promises such as creation of jobs, education, and for every state in the country.

Source: The Star Online