Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem said Najib Abdul Razak has done more for Sarawak than all the previous prime ministers, "including the one who served for 22 years".
He said the Sarawak people knew how to be grateful as Najib showed his appreciation of Sarawak through his action in developing the state.
The current prime minister has done a lot for Sarawak's development, more than Mahathir Mohamad, who was prime minister for more than 20 years, he added.
However, he said there was a need for Najib to solve the 1MDB issue fast.
"Don’t ever resign, stick to your job, we want you to remain there. Don’t be perturbed, we'll be behind you.
"We are behind Prime Minister Najib come hell or high water. We will be behind you all time, and we do this not because we are afraid of you, but because it is the right thing to do," he said to a crowd of about 3,000 people at the State Gawai Dayak Dinner 2015 at the Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DDBNA) Hall in Kuching last night.
Adenan ( photo ) said the Pan Borneo Highway, the biggest engineering project in Malaysia, would be Najib's legacy to be remembered by the people of Sarawak.
The state is very grateful for that, he added.
He said unlike the previous prime minister, Najib always gave attention to development in Sarawak and became the most frequent prime minister to visit Sarawak.
"When the time comes for us to show gratitude, never doubt our loyalty, we know how to say thank you, unlike some people in West Malaysia, including from Umno," he added.