Najib: Unlike PH, BN’s manifesto was drafted with intent to keep promises

Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak stated that the BN manifesto for the 14th General Election (GE14) was drafted very carefully, with its numbers done and revisited many rounds.

Najib added that this was because he had intended to deliver each and every promise made.

According to him, it is not right and it is not justice that political parties can win power just by cheating the people.

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This was the question put forth by the coalition’s former chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak in sharing a news article on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stating that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto was not a ‘bible’.

The article, titled ‘Sometimes can, sometimes can’t – manifesto not ‘bible’: Dr M’, saw Dr Mahathir saying PH’s manifesto was a guidance, and not a bible.

“Sometimes we can do things, but sometimes we find that we cannot, so we have to be practical-minded,” the prime minister was quoted as saying.

“Perhaps we were too careful to only promise whatever we can deliver? Would I have done differently? No,” said Najib on his Facebook page this afternoon.

He stated that the BN manifesto for the 14th General Election (GE14) was drafted very carefully, with its numbers done and revisited many rounds.

Najib added that this was because he had intended to deliver each and every promise made.

On that note, Najib who was sworn in as Pekan member of Parliament at the Dewan Rakyat today said it was the intention of the Opposition and himself, to speak out for the rakyat and demand that PH honour its manifesto promises as ‘a promise is a promise’.

“It is not right and it is not justice that political parties can win power just by cheating the people.

“The rakyat should not be short-changed and simply accept whatever excuses that the PH government makes up over the next five years,” Najib added.

Dr Mahathir’s remarks on the PH manifesto were made following the appointment of Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof as Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

The Langkawi MP admitted that the appointment was not in accordance with PH’s manifesto, saying that for certain reasons, they could not adhere to the actual manifesto.

“Please remember that the manifesto is not a bible, it is a guidance,” Dr Mahathir said.

The Opposition MPs this morning staged a walkout in protest of the appointment process of the Speaker. However, Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin and Kimanis MP Datuk Seri Anifah Aman did not join the walkout.

Source: NST Online

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