(Bernama) - Dr Mahathir said the younger generation were less appreciative of what they have for they were not even born when the older generation were struggling to gain independence from the British colonial power.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will take the country to greater heights if Barisan Nasional is returned to power in the next general election, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Dr Mahathir said it was not easy to stabilise a multiracial country for there were many challenges confronting the leaders as well as the people.
“This is a multiracial, multireligious, multilingual and multicultural country. As wealth, economic growth and development are shared by each other, it is a challenge for the leaders to manage all this aspects at the same time to ensure stability and peace in the country.
“For example, the European crisis has affected Europe and the United States, (the economy of) a lot of countries are not growing, but we are still growing,” he said when delivering a talk on “The Future of Malaysian Politics” at the ICCAM Alumni annual dinner here, tonight.
He said as most of opposition supporters were from the younger generation who were always hungry for change, the opposition manipulated the word “change”.
“Since the younger generation is always asking for change, it is easier for the opposition to gain their support because what they need is to promise something new.
“But quite often when change takes place we may get something worse,” he said.
Dr Mahathir said the younger generation were less appreciative of what they have for they were not even born when the older generation were struggling to gain independence from the British colonial power.