Najib: Govt not facing pressure to call polls
KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 (Bernama) - The Government does not consider itself under pressure to call for a general election, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“There are no pressures actually. Not that the Government has insufficient majority. There are no big issues and so on.
“Besides people are fond on making election speculations, I don't think we are under any form of pressure to hold a general election,” he said in a special interview shown by RTM1 last night.
Asked on how Barisan Nasional (BN) would fare in the next general election, Najib said: “We are confident... but to retain the 2004's extraordinary achievement will not be that easy.”
On the RM7.6bil allocation for Kelantan, Najib said the Government's main objective was to ensure the people's well-being.
“Politics is politics. Hopefully, the Kelantan people can value the Federal Government's sincerity to bring changes to Kelantan and hopefully, with this open attitude, they will support the BN government in future,” he said.
He also said Malaysians need not have doubts about the state of the country's economy as the existing indicators point to positive and encouraging growth.
At the same time, Najib advised the public not to be taken in by negative reports about the economy which were being spread by irresponsible people with vested agendas.
Asked about the lack of confidence by many regarding the implementation of the 9MP, he said:
“This is a result of the information age whereby official data recognised by world authorities and those fabricated by individuals can easily reach a wide section of people at the same time.”