Najib: Don’t let foreigners interfere in our politics


(Bernama) – Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged the people to reject any form of foreign interference in the politics of the country.

He said foreign interference could lead Malaysia into a chaotic situation as had happened to several Arab countries.

“We should not invite foreigners to interfere in our affairs. Let the internal affairs of the country be decided by the people themselves,” he said yesterday at a meet-the-people session in Matu, 67km from here.

Najib remarked that, surprisingly, a statesman who had once led Malaysia and who had prevented or denied foreign interference during his tenure has now called for foreign intervention.

He urged the people of Sarawak to shun any form of interference from outside by showing their support for Barisan Nasional. He said the people of Sarawak are duty-bound to decide their own future and decide how the state can become a developed and progressive state.

The Prime Minister, on his way to Sibu from Miri by helicopter, stopped over in Matu to meet the people at about 3.50pm and spent time visiting the Pasar Tani Matu.

He said he was committed to raising Sarawak to greater heights so that it would be on par with peninsular states. “That is why we are carrying out the Pan Borneo Highway project at a cost of RM16 billion,” he said.

Present at the session were Igan MP Abdul Wahab Dollah, the BN candidate for Jemoreng, Dr Juanda Jaya, and Daro BN candidate Safiee Ahmad.