Najib urged to safeguard Malay rights
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak has proved in his one year at the helm of the country that he is a leader with ideas.
This was the accolade given to Najib by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the country's longest-serving prime minister.
"He is a better leader," Dr Mahathir said when asked for his opinion on Najib's performance over the last one year.
"I feel he has some good ideas," he said after opening the inaugural annual general meeting of Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) here yesterday.
Earlier in his speech, Dr Mahathir said he hoped Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional chairman, could win back the confidence of the Malays in Umno and the BN-led government.
"I hope that just as he is now listening to the grouses brought up by the various races in the country, he will not forget to listen to the grievances of the Malays.
"He should also ensure that the rights of the needy are not taken away and given to those who are well to do."