Leaders of the Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties have been reminded that political rhetoric could erode public confidence in the party.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the people would be most unhappy if what had been promised to them were not fulfilled.
“If we make a certain promise, we must deliver the promise and our administration will ensure that the people’s aspirations are met in the best possible way,” he said.
Najib said this at a dinner with leaders of the Johor BN component parties, here Monday night.
Also present were his deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, State BN chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman and chairmen of the State BN component parties.
Najib said the BN should be helming whatever transformation that was going on in the country.
As such, he said the BN could no longer afford to treat the present situation as “business as usual”.
The changes that the BN should be carrying out included breaking the wall that divided the various ethnic groups in the country and turn the party into one that fully represented all the ethnic groups, he said.
“I believe the dividing wall between the ethnic groups can be demolished,” he said, expressing his confidence that such efforts would be fruitful.
Earlier, Abdul Ghani, who is also the Johor Menteri Besar, expressed the solid support of the Johor BN for Najib’s leadership and would strive to preserve the state as a BN stronghold. — Bernama