After denying fear politics, Najib now warns of disaster if BN loses
Just a day after saying that Umno did not engage in fear mongering, party president Najib Abdul Razak has raised the spectre of an Arab Spring-type revolt that could lead to a worse replacement government.
Speaking at the Lipis Umno division annual general meeting today, Najib warned a change of government could lead to disaster, reported Bernama.
“Changing the government is not a solution, if it is better, then it makes sense ... if worse, more disaster and more uncertainties ... that’s a stupid thing to do … Sorry, have to say it.
“My doctor at the IJN (National Heart Institute) informed me about this Iraqi patient who when asked if it was better then or now, he said even that even under hated President Saddam Hussein, at least they had food on the table, children could go to school, and the country was safe.
“However, look at it now, it's all destroyed.
"Changing an existing government does not guarantee better governance,” Najib was quoted as saying by the national news agency.
Yesterday, the prime minister told the Parit Umno division annual meeting that only powerless parties that wanted to topple the government engaged in fear politics.
The national news agency cited Najib as saying Umno, as the ruling party, did not need to play “politics of fear” as this would only destroy the people's hopes.
“We will be in disarray, disorganised, uncertain, aimless (if resorting to politics of fear), Umno will continue to give hope for the people because it has been proven that for the 60 years Umno has been in power, we are the party that has done a lot of deeds and brought changes to Malaysia,” he had said.
In his speech today, Najib also emphasised how Malaysia was not a failed state contrary to claims by the opposition.
Thus, he said there was no need to change from a government that could ensure development for the people.