Najib: Anwar yet to explain his meeting with Misuari

Jessieanne Joannes, Borneo Insider

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has yet to explain why he had a recent meeting with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari, said the Prime Minister Tuesday.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak stressed that the people, especially those in Sabah, deserve to know the reason behind the meeting.

“The opposition has not explained the rational (of the meeting) and are keeping quiet till today,” he told a crowd of thousands Barisan Nasional supporters during the meet-the-people programme, here.

Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air protem president Zamil Ibrahim had claimed that the meeting did take place and that it was monitored by the Philippine intelligence.

He claimed that the duo did not realise that they were being watched.

Anwar was said to be in shock when the Philippines’ military intelligence revealed the meeting’s agenda to the media.

In a news report, an intelligence officer was quoted by the Philippine Daily Inquirer on the alleged involvement of a Sabah leader, who is allied to the opposition coalition.

The Sabah leader was said to be vying for an electoral seat in the coming general election.

He also said the Lahad Datu intrusion has also sent the signal how precious Sabah is to the government.

“We have lost a few lives during the standoff but all this are the sacrifices we have to do to protect the peace and sovereignty of the state,” he said.

Najib, who earlier launched the RM59,665,880 worth bridge in Kuala Penyu, disclosed that the opposition are opportunists who are always looking for ways to spread their lies and empty promises to lure the people from supporting the government.

“They have different political ideology and philosophy, they do not have good track record as proof, they will say something today and something else tomorrow.

“These people cannot be trusted and what Barisan Nasional has achieved today is evidence that only the ruling coalition can provide you continuous development,” he said.

Describing the BN team as “the good people”, he said it was only right to show the support towards these group of candidates by rooting their votes for BN on May 5 (polling day).

Najib, who is also BN chairman and Umno president, added that the BN government could offer two important things to the people – peace and stability.

“It is through the peace and stability that we so enjoy now that we are to bring greater development nationwide. It is also because of this that investors are interested and confident to do business in the country,” he said.

Also present at the event were Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and other BN leaders.