PADANG TERAP, August 12 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has appealed to the people of Kedah to give the Unity Government, led by him, a chance in the upcoming State Election (PRN) to safeguard and improve their quality of life. He stated that the Unity Government has worked to improve the standard of living for all citizens, including farmers, rubber tappers, and fishermen. What is the purpose of this political story? Yes, it’s to protect Islam, protect the Malays, Siamese, Chinese, and Indians, but what’s crucial is to enhance the people’s income.
“I won’t be proud to be Prime Minister if I can’t do anything to help the poor,” he said during a speech at the Madani Unity Tour in Naka on Friday. According to him, the relationship between the state and federal government needs to be strong to facilitate development plans, attract foreign investors, and provide benefits to the people. “I ask everyone to give a chance so that the state government can cooperate with the federal government for the people’s benefit. My friends and I have pledged, and also established, the new Kedah state government,” he added.
Anwar further emphasized that the current stability of the Unity Government plays a crucial role in attracting foreign investors to invest in the country, including in Kulim. This is because I was asked by Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon), a German company, about the assurance of government stability and efforts to control extremist groups in the north. The first question was whether this Unity Government is stable and will remain so for five years. I said, ‘God willing,’ and I gave statements from UMNO, Barisan Nasional, the PH stance, Abang Johari’s stance in Sarawak, and the GRS (Gabungan Rakyat Sabah) Chief Minister of Sabah.
“The second point is that Infineon examined our economic policy, and they said they were satisfied and asked whether the government will change this policy. I said no, as long as we are in power. The Madani economy has been accepted by the Cabinet and will be implemented. The third question is a bit challenging to answer. They asked about extremist groups in the North. They’re concerned that the Anwar government will not be able to control this and might damage the policy. I said, ‘No problem, God willing, in this election for six states, it’s guaranteed. We will win one or two more states, including targeting three others,'” he explained.