TAWAU, May 10 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he would not bow to pressure and quit the post as UMNO Chairman or as Prime Minister because there is support from the people with Umno members. Najib said the people and Umno members were strongly behind his leadership as Prime Minister and UMNO President.
“I just looked down and party members as long as UMNO, and members support me and trust my leadership, I will continue,” he said in front of 40,000 people who had gathered at the Perbandaran Tawau field in conjunction with the ‘Sabahans Solidarity Gathering’ with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, programme, here Sunday.
Najib assurance and strong resistance from the more than 40,000 people who filled every inch of the field welcomed with thunderous applause and drums. So far, this is the first time the Prime Minister has publicly come out a strongly worded statement, was severely criticized because the arrival and calls from former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad quit.
Najib said the task of becoming the Prime Minister and the President of UMNO directly from Padang Besar in Perlis through the democratic process to his people Sebatik Island Tawau, Sabah. Show support for Prime Minister called on the people of Sabah from answering grand fashion in three cheers of the crowd shouted “Najib, Najib, Najib ‘followed by thunderous applause.
Najib strengthen their position, maintaining the status quo, when reciting the Bugis say ‘Kendati tergantung awan di langit. Telah terlanjur kubentang layar. Walau badai datang menggunung. Walau berdentum guruh di langit, walau bumi berkeping dua, tak kan mungkin ku berbalik haluan’ which simply meant he would continue to weather the storm and not retreat from the ‘battle’.
He said that every leader, including himself, will have their leadership and Tun Dr Mahathir facing a severe test process too is no exception, because he also had even more testing, he served as prime minister during 22 years gone. “Who says there is no testing in the A team and B team test (Dr Mahathir) almost lost almost 50 percent of the members of Umno percent called him to step down. But what was his answer?” Even if I win a single vote, I will continue to be prime minister. Oh! This is a great answer.
“In 1987, I was among those who supported him. Why (Mahathir) he was still prime minister? Because we are united in difficult times, when in difficult times, and we support him to continue in power. If we do not support the leader in difficulty period, Prime Minister Mahathir would not have been 22 years, “Najib said out loud received from the crowd.
“So, do not forget the past, when he (Mahathir) is the Prime Minister, and we fully support him. Now he is not the prime minister, so the return of support, if not support, do not make too much noise, destruction of the party, we can clarify a Malaysian Development Co., Ltd. (1MDB) problem, “he said.
He said that Dr Mahathir’s statement about 1MDB also misleading, because of the contradictions at the same time, he said 1MDB lost RM42 billions and said 1MDB did not lose, but owe RM42 billion. Najib said that given time, the Government has methods to solve the issue.
The Prime Minister said, when Tabung Haji (TH) from 1MDB bought a piece of land, it is an investment, not bailout, because ten thousand dollars RM170 TH can be profitable, but it has become an issue since the purchase, he (Najib) TH has suggested to sell the land instead.
Najib said that through the sale of assets, TH can earn about 500 million ringgit to RM6 ten thousand yuan although the profit would have been RM170 million US dollars, if the asset is retained, so it really is a loss in the pilgrimage fund deposits.
“Since the purchase of the facts have been distorted into a hot topic, you can say this is like” shooting yourself in the foot ‘. This is what I call’ no reason ‘, because why do we do this?, For the benefit of people, so give us a chance to do it. every problem can be solved, but let the leadership to solve these problems, “he said.
Najib said the support he received, he was more determined to face the challenge. Also present was Najib’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin and Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Kalabakan MP Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh and Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan.