Malaysia PM Najib: Some situations are beyond my control

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak delivers his opening speech during the 9th General Assembly of the The International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 2, 2016.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak delivers his opening speech during the 9th General Assembly of the The International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept 2, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Public perception that a prime minister has control over all matters in a country is untrue, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

In a blog post reflecting his more than 40 years in politics on Friday (Sept 2), the Prime Minister said some situations and incidents that occurred during his tenure were beyond his control.

"Many people believe that a prime minister has authority and knowledge over all matters in this country.

"In actual fact, this is not the case. We need to realise that many things which happen are beyond the control of the prime minister.

"I am only a servant of God who has weaknesses too, and plenty of knowledge that I still need to learn," he said.

Najib said this has not stopped those with personal agendas from levelling accusations against him and using various issues to mislead the public.

"However, I remain committed and sincere in continuing with the struggle to develop religion and the nation.

"I have no intention other than that goal in my struggle," he said.

The Prime Minister expressed gratefulness that so far, he is still able to carry out his duties together with his Cabinet.

"Buildings are still built, our sports performance is improving, a wide range of assistance is provided under the 1Malaysia programmes, and the economy is still sustainable even with pressure from external factors," he said.

He thanked his vast experience in politics for enabling him to serve the country and brave all the challenges ahead.