BN not faultless, but the right gov’t for Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: The Barisan Nasional (BN) government is not a perfect government without mistakes, but is the right one to take the country to a higher level, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said.

The Prime Minister said a lot of the measures taken by the government was because it believed it could progress the country even further, promising to reorganise whatever he felt was still flawed.

"I am humbled enough to admit that we have made mistakes, but we will improve. There is no government in this world that doesn't have problems.

"Just watch (American news channel) CNN, there are numerous stories there. But to put it in perspective, we have a lot going for us. Inshaallah, we will get there," he said during a livestreamed 2018 Budget sharing session with the rakyat at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre today.

Najib once again dispelled claims that the country was heading towards bankruptcy, pointing out that Malaysia was the only nation alongside Singapore in Asean to be categorised as an "A-Category" country by international bodies.

"If we are a bankrupt nation, you won't see developments taking place. So we are in good hands, because we have made some rather bold decisions, and we are delivering.

"By right, people shouldn't be complaining. But as the government, we are listening. You complain, and we listen to your grouses," he said.

Najib added that the government at times was forced to make unpopular decisions, like the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but said that they were the right ones.