Najib denies Umno practices extreme policies

DEPUTY Prime Minister Najib Razak promised non-Malay communities that Umno would never support nor implement extreme policies.

'That is my pledge. I always believe in negotiation to resolve problems. Please do not act outside of the existing channels as every problem can be resolved through negotiations.

'Please do not allow two or three incidents that have been blown out of proportion to undo all the years of close cooperation that have existed between us,' he said at a dinner with Indian communities Monday night.

Pointing to the incident where a temple in Shah Alam was destroyed in 2007, Mr Najib said the matter had been politicised by certain people.

He promised that the government would not destroy any temple in future and would discuss with all local councils to resolve issues involving illegal temples.

'If we are patient we can build a beautiful Malaysia brick by brick where we can have a fair share every opportunity and wealth,' he added.

Mr Najib also urged the Indian community not to be misled by the opposition which had came together to form the loose alliance in Pakatan Rakyat.

'In Barisan, we subscribe to genuine cooperation as we share the same vision and philosophy, unlike PKR which does not even share a common symbol, let alone a common policy,' he added. — THE STAR/ANN