Hornbill Unleashed

July 26, 2012

BN: We have kept our promise

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Patrick Lee

Though not denying that ‘Janji Ditepati’ is geared for the elections, BN leaders have maintained that they have fulfilled their government’s promises.

Barisan Nasional leaders have defended this year’s Merdeka Day ‘Janji Ditepati’ theme, which critics have denounced to be nothing more than a feel-good ploy for the upcoming general election.

These leaders have not denied that the slogan, which literally translates to ‘Promises Fulfilled’, is linked to the elections.

In fact, they see nothing wrong with it, and maintain that the BN-led federal government has kept the country running smoothly.

Umno Youth chief and Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin said that as far as he was concerned, BN had delivered.

“Well, I mean it’s up for the voters to decide. We have a track record, we’ve delivered on our promises…It’s our strong point. We have fulfilled our promises [and] it’s going to be an election on who is more likely to fulfill their promises,” he told FMT.

He took a swipe at Pakatan Rakyat, the foremost critics of the slogan, adding that their promises were nothing short of “outlandish”.

One promise he poked at was the Opposition’s recent claim that they would do away with car excise duties.

“It is easy to make promises, but explain how [they’re going to fulfill the promise of] cheaper cars. It’s not a bad idea to do away with excise duties, [but] it’s going to cost the government RM4.6 billion in excise duty revenue.”

“If you promise just that, it’s okay, but they’ve promised to abolish toll [concessions] and the PTPTN (National Higher Education Corporation Fund). The promises start adding up, and they start making up promises they can’t keep,” he said.

Khairy added that he did not think that Pakatan could fulfill all its promises if it came into power, unless it wanted to run Malaysia into bankruptcy.

People are not complaining

Human Resources Minister S Subramaniam also defended the slogan, adding that it was not geared for BN alone, but for all Malaysians.

He was responding to PAS secretary-general Mustapha Ali’s claims that Janji Ditepati was meant for BN supporters.

He added that the BN-led government’s measures, which included the RM500 Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) aid and the RM200 book vouchers for tertiary-level students, were not discriminatory and have helped all.

“How can they say this is only for BN supporters?…these are very glaring examples, even Pakatan members have benefitted [from them],” he said, daring Pakatan Rakyat to tell BN what promises the government has not fulfilled.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz on the other hand, said that Malaysians in general were comfortable with the government’s promises and their supposed fulfillment of it.

“If people are not complaining, why are they (Pakatan Rakyat) complaining? They don’t have to complain, and they don’t represent all the rakyat (people). If they feel threatened and are unhappy, then don’t bother the rakyat.

“We don’t sense that the rakyat are threatened…They’re (Pakatan Rakyat) just the pot calling the kettle black,” he said.

At the same time, Nazri did not think that the general election would be held in September.

However, he dared Pakatan state governments to call for non-concurrent polls in their states, before the federal elections.

“My advice to them is that if they’re so confident of [winning], then call for elections early,” he said.



  1. Yes they have Janji Ditepati and they have kept their promise,they have Rape,Pillage & Forked us real good,that they have done without the slightest guilt shown.It’s our fault really,coz we let them.It’s padan muka to us actually.

    Comment by Lok1 — July 27, 2012 @ 4:54 AM | Reply

  2. BN must bersumpah like Jibby to keep their promise putting posters banners not enough lah…

    Video Najib Bersumpah Dalam Masjid Tak Kenal Altantuya (Najib swore at mosque of not knowing or met Altantuya)

    Description: On 22 August 2008, Najib swear in the name of Allah that he had never met that murdered Mongolian woman Altantuya. Place : Guar Perahu Mosque, Bukit Mertajam.

    Najib Swears In Guar Perahu Mosque He Did Not Know Or Had Connection With Altantuya
    Bernama, 23 Aug 2008

    BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 23 (Bernama) — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday night swore in Masjid Jamek Guar Perahu near here that he did not know or had any connection with Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu who was murdered in 2006 in Puncak Alam, Selangor.

    Najib said he was making the swearing although it was not an offical swearing made on the Quran.

    “Wallahi, Wabillahi, Watallahi (With Allah as my witness) I swear I do not know or have any connection with the Mongolian woman,” he said at the end of his speech at a ceremony to give aid of RM1.4 million at the mosque.

    The aid is to repair, renovate and buy new equipment for eight mosques and 20 surau in the state constituency of Penanti.

    “I do not know if others want to swear or not but I know I did no wrong. This is between me and God,” he said.

    Najib also made the same swearing by repeating the same words when he visited the Barisan Nasional (BN) operations room in Guar Perahu.

    Meawnhile, Mongolia’s honorary consul in Malaysia, Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman Al-Habshi who was also present, said: “Datuk Seri Najib’s swearing is true and it is accepted that he has no connection with Altantuya.”

    Syed Abdul Rahman said when the murder happened he was the first Malaysian who knew of it and he was also the first to go to Mongolia to go over Altantuya’s documents.

    “Not one document, photograph or video involved Najib,” he said.

    Syed Abdul Rahman said Parti Keadilan Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia Today webmaster Raja Petra Kamaruddin and private investigator P Balasubramaniam had created a big lie.

    “I regret they feel they know more about the case. Anwar lied that he met Altantuya’s father in Mongolia. At that time I knew Anwar was coming and took her father (Dr Shaariibuu Setev) to Russia,” he said.

    “No one knows more than me and Anwar had lied with several accusations against Najib,” Syed Abdul Rahman said.

    He said the reason he was present at the function was to clarify the confusion as Anwar’s actions could affect the good relations between Malaysia and Mongolia and that he had been directed by Mongolia’s Prime Minister Sanjaa Bayar to assist.

    Syed Abdul Rahman said after he was appointed by the Mongolian prime minister to investigate the murder of Altantuya, he discovered that Najib had nothing to do with the case.

    He said he felt responsible to clarify the matter as if he kept quiet “the people will be more confused as more lies will be made and I feel ashamed that a national leader’s name who has no connection with the case has been tarnished by Anwar and Raja Petra.”

    “It is very shameful when our national leader’s name is tarnished abroad as being involved in the case and that is why I have to clarify to the public about the lies that have been made,” he said.

    Anwar at each rally in campaigning for the Permatang Pauh by-election has been alleging Najib had links to Altantuya.

    On July 3, at a news conference in Petaling Jaya chaired by Anwar, Balasubramaniam produced a statutory declaration that alleged Najib had sexual relations with Altantuya but the next day retracted it and subsequently went missing together with his family.

    Raja Petra posted articles on his website alleging Najib was connected to her murder and he (Raja Petra) has since been charged in court for it.

    The Altantuya murder hearing is ongoing at the Shah Alam High Court.

    Najib also said Anwar’s pledge to reduce fuel prices if he became prime minister was mere empty talk.

    “That is the way he conducts politics… making all kinds of claims. But today the BN government delivered on this,” he said.

    Effective Saturday, the price of petrol (RON97) will be reduced by 15 sen to RM2.55 a litre from RM2.70, RON92 by 22 sen to RM2.40 a litre from RM2.62 and diesel by eight sen a litre to RM2.50 from RM2.58. – BERNAMA

    Comment by Teddy Gumbang — July 26, 2012 @ 4:12 PM | Reply

  3. Under BN rule even the pigs go to heaven but most Dayaks were left in hell. Pig farms enjoy treated water and electricity but many Dayak kampung and longhouses have yet to benefit from the very basic amenities under 49 years of BN rule in Sarawak.

    Comment by Irene Kana — July 26, 2012 @ 2:24 PM | Reply

  4. Before the Protons and Peroduas were introduced in Malaysia, how much were the other brands of cars selling in Malaysia. So why can’t it be done now ?? The only reason is so obvious that is your own cronies pockets need to be taken care off.
    Have BN/UMNO fulfilled all the PROMISES for Sarawak ???????????

    Comment by gagojackman — July 26, 2012 @ 12:56 PM | Reply

  5. Yes, your promise is to ensure BN to give RM500 to the poverty peoples and give RM500000000….to your crony !!!

    Comment by Mike- Johor — July 26, 2012 @ 11:08 AM | Reply

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