February 24, 2013
National Transformation Policy to succeed first, Elections not yet, says Prime Minister Najib
by Bernama @http://www.malaysiakini.com
Prime Minister Najib Razak said the 13th general election (GE13) has not been announced yet because the government wants the national transformation policy to be truly proven successful and that the people fully benefit from it.
He said creative ideas, detailed planning and effective implementation were crucial in the government efforts to champion the cause of the people and bring development to the country.
“That is why we wait until we are exhausted to hold the general election, we wait because I want to prove that the national transformation policy can truly succeed,” he said when launching the Seremban Sentral 1Malaysia People’s Housing (PR1MA) project, Seremban today.
Also present were the Prime Minister’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohamad Hassan, Information Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim and PR1MA chairman Jamaludin Jarjis.Thus, the Prime Minister reminded the people not to change the ruling government in the 13th general election (GE13) claiming only the Barisan Nasional (BN) government can fulfill the aspirations of the people.
“We should be proud because the nation has achieved much success. If Ulu Temiang is to have its name changed to Seremban Utara, but the government should not be changed,” he said to loud applause from the audience.
Najib said today the people were fully convinced that the BN government not only knew how to talk but also implement (the pledges) for the people as stated in the 1Malaysia concept which was ‘People First’.
“Yesterday, I was in Terengganu, I rode the trishaw and asked the peddler how the present government was, and he said he would support the BN because PAS was ridiculous, only knows how to talk but does not know how to implement,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the government would continue to do what was best for the people so that they would enjoy prosperity and the country would continue to progress and remain in peace.
Goodies for Seremban
On the Seremban Sentral PR1MA project, Najib said 5,000 affordable housing units would be built in the KTM Seremban area on a piece of land measuring about 73 acres (about 30 hectares) which was expected to be ready in two-and-a-half years’ time.
“Seremban will be modernised soon. Just imagine Seremban Sentral becoming like the Sentral in Kuala Lumpur,” he said, adding that 6,000 affordable housing units would be built under the PR1MA project in Ulu Temiang or Seremban Utara.
He said the project would be open for application to those earning between RM2,500 and RM7,500 per month and aged 21 and above. “Our policy must be inclusive in nature, regardless of income. About 20,000 people will benefit from this project,” the Prime Minister said.
The project also offered a lower price which was 20 per cent less than the market price besides having access to transportation facilities such as the train, buses, shopping centres, commercial offices, health and educational facilities.