Over RM30bil to empower bumiputeras
In full: Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's speech at the launch of the Bumiputera Economic Empowerment Council on Sept 14, 2013, at Dewan Agong Tuanku Canselor, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Selangor.
1. God willing, thanks to Allah because with his consent we are gathered this morning, at Dewan Agong Tuanku Canselor of Universiti Teknologi Mara's Main Campus, an institution which symbolises and is a symbolism of the relentless struggle of the Malays and bumiputera.
2. First of all, on behalf of the government, I record the highest appreciation to the people of Malaysia especially the Malay and bumiputera communities who had supported, given their mandate and trust to Barisan Nasional at the 13th General Election..to continue the leadership of the nation. What is more overwhelming is, Umno as the mainstay of Barisan Nasional, had been able to increase its parliamentary seat from 79 to 88.
3. This proved, regardless of the obstacle, despite the accusations, the Umno Transformation Leadership, with the other Barisan National component parties continued to be strong, continued to be firm and continued to endure efficaciously, as the pick of the people, for the next five years ...to pursue the agenda of the Malays and bumiputera in our beloved homeland.