Saturday, October 14, 2006

I AM DOING MY JOB ALTHOUGH I AM SILENT TO THE CRITICS RAISED BY TUN DR MAHATHIR, SAYS PM DATUK SERI ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI.

During an interview today on 'Talk Asia' by Cable News Network (CNN), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah answered that he was performing his job as what the rakyat had entrusted him to carry out. He further informed interviewer Anjali Rao that he has his own way of doing things. When asked about the critics raised by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, PM Abdullah informed that Tun Dr Mahathir was admired by him and a great number of Malaysians, even now for his contributions to the country during his 22 years of leadership. PM Abdullah further informed that he was working towards achieving the 'Vision 2020' goal set by Tun Dr Mahathir. He further commented that it is true that certain projects were scrapped since it would not benefit Malaysians.

PM Abdullah informed that he was silent to criticisms raised by Tun Dr Mahathir but had noted his remarks and made adjustments accordingly. He dismissed the notion that it was a 'political suicide' for being silent.

My main priority is to carry out programmes that will benefit the rakyat, PM Abdullah informed.