Najib: Barisan Nasional not an arrogant government


KUALA LUMPUR - Barisan Nasional is not an arrogant government and can take reprimands from the people, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the government knows its strengths and weaknesses and was willing to improve and change to become better.

Speaking at the opening of the Yayasan Pewaris Batu building here on Monday night, Najib said that while people could show their dissatisfaction against the government, holding street rallies was against the law and Constitution.

"We cannot allow the government, which was elected via a democracy process, to be toppled through street rallies. This is not democracy but 'demo-crazy'," he said.

Najib said that political stability was the main concern of investors, and that this stability could not be destroyed by anyone.

At the launch of the building which will be used as the Batu Umno service centre, Najib also handed over RM50,000 (S$16,400) in business grant to 50 traders operating at the Kampung Batu Muda night bazaar.

He also distributed another RM 10,500 in funds to students pursuing their education at institutions of higher learning.

Also present were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi and Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.