27 April, 2010

World funniest Quotes: "Barisan Nasional does not buy votes to ensure victory in elections but it makes sure that the people's problems are solved." ?

Dismissing allegations that Barisan Nasional was involved in vote-buying during the Hulu Selangor by-election, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Barisan Nasional merely resolved the long-standing problems faced by the residents which had not been addressed for some time.

"We did not buy votes, we just solved their problems. We did not go around saying 'we will give you this and that' ... no ... we addressed the problems and gave the people what they wanted. (World funniest quote)

In Sunday's by-election Barisan Nasional's P. Kamalanathan won with a majority of 1,725 votes against Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

Najib said the opposition had also approved all kinds of projects for the people during by-elections.

"They have been doing it so please don't point fingers at Barisan Nasional ... look at yourself," he said.

The prime minister, who is also Barisan Nasional chairman, said the victory in Hulu Selangor showed that the trend of support was moving in Barisan Nasional's favour.

"This is good because we fought the battle in a state controlled by the opposition ... we were handicapped. (World funniest quote)

"We must build on this victory which has given Barisan Nasional a new spirit and hope for the future,

"It should not be just a one-off victory ... we must focus on what needs to be done so that Barisan Nasional remains as the party of the future."

Najib said Barisan Nasional would conduct a post-mortem of the by-election results, adding that he was encouraged by the support of the people.

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