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Malaysia GE13: No need to change government, says Najib

Published on Apr 11, 2013 12:03 PM
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak greets people during his arrival for the 1 Malaysia Patriotic Cycling event in Putrajaya on April 3, 2013. Mr Najib says on Thursday, April 11, 2013 that there is no need to change the government because there is real change and progress taking place in the country. -- PHOTO: AFP

KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A big transformation can be achieved without changing the government, said Prime Minister Najib Razak.

He said real change and progress was already taking place in Malaysia under the Barisan Nasional government so there was no need to change it.

"I know there are people peddling the word 'change' but can they bring about real change?

"How can they do it when a ship has three helmsmen. Can you imagine what will happen? It will sink," said Mr Najib at the launch of the Pahang Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here on Thursday.

He added that the Barisan government had proven itself with its transformation programmes.

"The proof is just right in front of your eyes. For example, the World Bank predicted our country's economic growth to be 4.5 per cent last year but we performed better with 5.6 per cent," said Mr Najib.

The Pahang UTC houses 51 federal, state government and private agencies as well as seven non-governmental organisations under one roof.