PM: Forget about toppling government

19 Sep 2015 / 13:10 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak reminded critics and detractors that the current Malaysian government and leaders were elected by the people and urged them to forget their intentions of toppling the government

He said that it was necessary to respect the concept of democracy and stressed that the government cannot be changed through street demonstrations.

"Bear in mind that the current government is elected by the people and a government cannot be changed through street demonstrations because the current government has its own supporters.

"Those of you who had gathered here tonight, as well as those who attended the 'Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu' on Wednesday, are our supporters," he told some 15,000 silat practitioners, who had convened at Dataran Merdeka for the National Silat Merdeka Gathering last night.

Najib also took the opportunity to thank all those who attended the Malaysia Day rally for adhering to the law by having a peaceful gathering without any untoward incident.

He said that he had been informed by the police that there were no sightings of racist banners or provocative acts such as stomping on pictures of any opposition leaders.

"Unlike the recent Bersih 4 rally, we Malays know about the laws in this country and what is stated in the Federal Constitution, and we truly respect and will always follow them," he added.

Najib then urged the opposition to never, ever try challenging the Malay rights again because "they have shown it through the Sept 16 rally that they can stand up when their rights are being challenged or their leaders are being mocked and shamed by others".

"There are three types of supporters; the weak, strong and those who are willing to die, of which I believe all of you here are under the third category, but not as suicide bombers.

"We are willing to die because we have confidence in the current government and believe that they are the legitimate leaders able to uphold this country," he said while urging the public to discard any lies spread through social media and continue supporting the democratically-elected government.

Before ending his fiery speech, Najib thanked silat for their continuous support and loyalty to the country prompting thunderous cheers from the audience.

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