PM vows to provide land for Kelantan poor
BN GOVT PLEDGE: Najib says state can look forward to better development
KUALA KRAI: PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday pledged to allocate land to the needy in Kelantan as part of Barisan Nasional’s plans to rectify land issues if they give the ruling coalition the mandate in the state in the next general election.
Najib, who is also BN chairman and Umno president, said that as a responsible government, all the pledges made to develop the state, including the seven projects announced during his visit in January, would be fulfilled.
“The Barisan Nasional pledges are promises fulfilled,” he said when addressing more than 40,000 people at a meet-the-people session at the Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) Kuala Krai here.
The seven projects, including the construction of a highway from Kuala Krai to Kota Baru and 3,000 units of affordable homes, would not only benefit the people in Kuala Krai but the whole state.
He said the BN government would also resolve the problem of clean water supply faced by the people following the failure of the Pas-led state government to address the matter despite having ruled the state for more than 22 years.
“We know that the people of Kelantan have a passion for owning land,” he said.
Najib made the land pledge to the people after taking a cue from state BN chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who had in his speech earlier made six promises, including stopping the award of state land to DAP leaders.
“I support the move against giving out land to DAP leaders. Seven (projects in his recent announcement) plus six (promises by Mustapa) equals 13. My additional promise is to give land to the people,” he said.
On another note, Najib said the Kelantan people had been weakened by hearing repeated lies over the two decades of Pas’ rule in the state. He said there was no obvious development which could be seen in Kelantan despite various promises made by the state leaders.
“Kelantan people are exhausted by belawok (lies). (The state government leaders) lie day and night, left and right but do not do anything for the people.”
Najib said it was not a worthy government to be elected if all it offered were empty promises.
He also said political leaders with the tendency to make unwarranted comments against the security forces should be voted out by the people.
“We have to punish them and the best time for their punishment is during the elections.”