BN is ‘path of least resistance’, Najib tells civil servants

(Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today he would give the most appropriate consideration to requests from civil servants when he becomes the prime minister soon.

The deputy prime minister said the government was fully committed to meeting any request if it could accommodate it, as was the case under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the prime ministers before him.

“We are also sensitive to the needs of the civil servants. So long as we are able, we will assist civil servants. Believe me, in the future too, civil servants will be taken care of well by the government,” he said at a meeting with federal and Terengganu government staff at Wisma Darul Iman, here.

Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said, State Secretary Datuk Mokhtar Nong and the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election, Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh, were also present at the function.

Najib said, however, that for the government to consider their requests, civil servants should continue to support the BN government which had assisted them all this while.

“I am determined to continue with the good work done by Pak Lah (Abdullah) and the previous prime ministers so that Malaysia continues to remain a successful nation and the pride of the world community, particularly Muslims.

“We can do it provided we elect the people who have the capability. The road of least resistance is to elect a BN government,” he said, adding that it would be easier for the BN federal government to work with BN governments in the states.

He also said that Malaysians, including civil servants, should be thankful that they were able to lead a good life compared to the people in strife-torn countries like Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq.

“At least, when we awaken in the morning, we can look forward to going to work. For the people in some countries, they are unsure whether there is a tomorrow,” he said. – MI