KOTA KINABALU, 30 Oct 2008: Despite facing tough political challenges following the general election in March, the Barisan Nasional (BN) government remains strong to enable the people live in peace and harmony.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the ability of the BN government to fulfil the mandate given by the people, with the majority it has in the Dewan Rakyat, should not be disputed.
Abdullah, who is also the BN chairman, said the BN as a ruling party remains intact and strong to ensure that the people continue to enjoy the benefits of development.
The BN government also realises and is sensitive to current developments which require a new approach in the country’s leadership and management, he said in his message in conjunction with the annual congress of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) which he is scheduled to open on 1 Nov.
Abdullah said the BN has taken appropriate measures to restore the people’s confidence by planning and taking new approaches to strengthen BN’s leadership and administration in tandem with current political developments.
“But we are wary of the efforts by some groups trying to raise apprehension to undermine investor confidence in the country’s economy,” he said.
Abdullah said he hopes that Malaysians of all races and religions will unite and continue to be with the BN to ensure that the country continues to enjoy rapid economic development.
He thanked the people of Sabah for having supported the BN in the last general election. — Bernama