Malaysian Chinese safe thanks to BN, says Najib
The prime minister says hardwork and entrepreneurship still need political stability.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak today said Malaysian Chinese would be in harmâs way if not for the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
He said the BNâs vision for the country ensured that the community and others were safe from terror groups such as the Islamic State (IS).
âIf there is no peace in our country, what would happen? The Chinese will be the first to be targeted in this country,â he said.
âThat is why we are a moderate government. We are committed to peace and harmony, mutual respect in this country.
âWe fight with IS. We make sure that they donât harm anyone in this country, including the Malaysian Chinese,â he told a gathering organised by MCA at the Putra World Trade Centre here.
Najib then named prominent Malaysian tycoons, saying they were hardworking members of the Chinese community but still needed government support.
âBut even as hardworking as you are, as entrepreneurial as you are, you require a government that will open the door for you,â he said.
Meanwhile, MCA president Liow Tiong Lai in his speech said the Chinese wanted political stability.
âAfter the last general election, some people asked â" what more do the Chinese want?
âThe Chinese community works hard and has contributed like all races to ensure the country is stable and progressive, so they must be respected, recognised and appreciated because they too are patriotic to the nation,â he said as quoted by Bernama.
âThey never questioned when the government helped the bumiputera and other poor communities, but also helped the poor Chinese.â
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