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Najib optimistic BN can win next general election

Najib optimistic BN can win next general election
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Barisan Nasional (BN) can win in the next General Election, if he gets the support he needs to pursue the transformation programmes. - File Photo
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Barisan Nasional (BN) can win in the next General Election, if he gets the support he needs to pursue the transformation programmes.

“If we are united, and stop the infighting, we will succeed. If we focus on constructive rather than destructive politics, we will succeed. If we focus on work instead of believing and spreading rumours, spins and half-truths, we will succeed,” he said in the FAQ section of his blog, under the subject ‘Claims that BN will lose at the next general elections’.

In the post, Najib highlighted a series of achievements under his leadership including the steady growth of the GDP between five to six per cent -- the highest ever Foreign Direct Investment.

He also said, healthcare in the country is recognised as one of the best and most affordable in the region.and The second Penang bridge has been completed, the first phase of the MRT construction has been 60 per cent completed.
Najib also stressed that the economy has opened 1.5 new million job opportunities in the last five years making unemployment rate in Malaysia amongst the lowest in the world while economic corridors like Iskandar Malaysia has witnessed rapid infrastructure, houses, factories and community areas being developed.

“We are facing a setback at the moment due to the fall in crude oil price which weakened the value of the Ringgit. These factors are outside our control. Nevertheless, we have been able to persevere due to our strong fundamentals, reserves accumulated in recent years and diversified revenue streams rather than being over-reliant on oil.

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"We have also reached our best ever independent scoring on corruption in the past 10 years based on the Transparency International Index. Our debt-to-GDP ratio is decelarating in growth and our budget deficit is decreasing year on year.

"In addition, we reached an all-time high in the WEF's most competitive economy index, overtaking Australia, France, Austria and South Korea," he said.

"We reached an all-time high in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index. All three major credit rating agencies have maintained a favourable investment grade for Malaysia. We continue to have a surplus in trade,” he said, adding that the keys to some PR1MA affordable houses have already been given out with more to come.

Najib said improvements are happening before our very eyes but many would rather look at the bad and continue to harp on never ending rumours, half-truths and spins.

“They continue to believe that the ‘end is nigh’ and that the Opposition will win. These are claims that have been made over and over again in the last five decades and yet we are still here.

“While everyone is free to criticise me and list all my ‘failures,’ it is also important to recognise how far we have come in the last six years, in order to have a fair view of things,” he said.