Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DAP Makes Empty Promises, Says Najib - Bernama

PEKAN, Feb 26 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, described DAP's proposal to offer a bonus of up to RM6,000 per family for households earning RM6,000 or less per annum as an empty promise and will ruin the country.

He said any promise made must be based on the ability to pay and not just to fish for votes during the March 8 general election.

"This is the work of the opposition who can only make promises. Everybody can make promises. I can promise this and that. But they must be within our capability to fulfil them," he told reporters at the DRB-HICOM Bhd's meet-the-people session here today.

He said if the country spent more than it's capable of, it would result in a deficit and the country's debt would increase.

On the opposition's strategy to deny to Barisan Nasional two-third majority, Najib said voters must make wise decision to set up a strong government which would be able to gain the confidence of investors.

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