Sunday, 12 August 2012

No room in BN for those obsessed with positions – Najib

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak visiting Baazar Ramadhan in Bongawan, Papar, Sabah
KIMANIS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that there is no room in Barisan Nasional for leaders clamouring for positions since the obsession was reflective of their hidden agendas.

“There is nothing wrong to want something, we are human and we all have our needs, but when you are want something so much, it shows you are not sincere. You have something up your sleeves.

“A good leader is one who does not expect something in return, one who is sincere and is willing to work hard for the good of the people, rather than for his own interest,” he said, reminding BN leaders during a breaking of the fast and at a meet-the- people sessions for Umno Zone III, comprising Papar, Kimanis and Sipitang, at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bongawan II yesterday.

Najib also presented contributions to 40 recipients, comprising Muslim converts, single mothers, orphans and the elderly and keys to houses to 16 deserving recipients.

Also present were Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein, Rural Development and Regional Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and wife Datin Seri Faridah Tussin, Speaker Datuk Seri Mohd Salleh Tun Said, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk V K Liew, state cabinet ministers and other dignitaries.

Najib mentioned that even Prophet Mohammad had set a methodology to pick leaders, adding that those crazy for power and positions were not considered.

“When we want something, we must not be prompted by lust. In our quest, in order for it to get the blessings of Allah, we must be sincere. If we expect our party to be a stepping stone for our own gains, do you think we are being sincere? Are we being sincere if we hassle for positions? If these are your aims, then you are not sincere,” the Barisan Nasional chairman and Umno president said.

Najib went on to add that his late father, Tun Abdul Razak, once told him that a good leader would be one who was sincere and accepted by the people.

He said anyone was welcome to send in their resumes, but he would only practise the Prophet’s style of leadership.

“I will speak on the basis of the universal Islamic principle. Leaders must be patient and bide for your time for you may not have the opportunity today but your time will come someday. It is God’s will, and you cannot question that,” he said.

Najib also said the huge turnout at the event reflected that BN and Umno are still accepted by the people.

“I believe BN and Umno, which have its root in Sabah for so long is unlike any other parties. It is sacred, a saviour and the party that would determine the future of the people, and we must therefore continue to stay in power to meet the people’s needs,”he said.

Najib approved the construction of a new mosque in Kimanis and pledged to carry out a study on the proposal next year to widen the Kota Kinabalu-Sindumin road to avoid congestion, which he described as a “gift to the people of Kimanis”.

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