Abdullah's Leadership Has Plans For Nation's Future, Says Zam
Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said that as the head of government, the Prime Minister has long-term plans for the people's socio-economic development.
He said it was not fair for anyone to evaluate Abdullah's performance and deliverance within a five-year period.
"In a matter of just one term (as prime minister), we cannot assess (his real performance). We must give a chance to the Prime Minister to lead the nation," he told reporters after dining with the Chinese community in Merbok here last night.
Zainuddin, who is also Merbok member of parliament, said that in five years Abdullah had proven his long-term planning through the introduction of regional development corridors -- Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), Eastern Corridor Economic Region (ECER), Iskandar Development Region (IDR) and Sabah Development Corridor (SDC).
The minister said the people had confidence in Abdullah's leadership to continue steering the nation to greater heights.
Zainuddin said the people of Kelantan would also enjoy more vigorous development if they voted out the PAS-led state government in favour of the Barisan Nasional (BN) in this general election.
He said the Abdullah-helmed government had improved the public delivery system to the people and had simplified procedures and made transactions easier with government departments and agencies.
The government had also taken measures to contain price hikes of essential goods and had preserved peace and harmony among the various races and had taken crime-prevention measures to address rising crime cases, he said.
The national economy had also recorded encouraging growth to stimulate the nation's future progress, he said.
"Hence, the people should continue to give their solid support to Abdullah's leadership," he added