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2008 elections “lesson for Perak BN”

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Feb 2009: The Perak Barisan Nasional (BN) government will treat its defeat in the last general election as a lesson in its effort to create political stability in the state.

Newly-appointed BN Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the new state executive council, comprising both experienced and new leaders, was the first step towards building political stability in Perak, besides ensuring development.

“Following the defeat (in the last general election), BN will do something to correct the situation…the BN government is an experienced government in effecting change in the interest of the people,” he said when interviewed by Dr Asraf Wajdi Dusuki in the [email protected] programme over RTM’s TV1 last night.

“Ultimately, it is the people themselves who have the right to evaluate which government has done a better job or is more sensitive to their needs.”

He said although there were weaknesses in the government, the BN state government was prepared to rectify the situation for the people’s well-being and harmony.

Zambry said Perak BN would focus on efforts to develop the state to win back people’s confidence in the BN amid a climate of economic uncertainty.

He said among the efforts would be the creation of “people’s institutions”.

“From BN’s early days until now, the policies important to us are the policies for the benefit and well-being of the people and many of such policies have been implemented by the BN government,” he said.

With the measures to be undertaken, Zambry said, BN was confident of preserving unity, prosperity and stability in Perak. — Bernama


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