I will be steadfast in my commitment to meet the needs, aspirations and concerns of all MalaysiansMalaysia swears in newest prime minister Apr 03, 2009
These decisions are timely as we move to enhance the confidence of our citizens in those entrusted with maintaining peace, law and order, while recognizing the need to remain vigilant of the very real security threats we continue to face as a young nationMalaysia swears in newest prime minister Apr 03, 2009
The prospect of Malaysia opting for nuclear technology cannot be discounted, only that we will look at other alternatives firstMalaysian leaders weigh nuclear options Jun 23, 2008
There you're just talking about the difference in being Roman Catholic or Protestant. Here you are talking about difference in skin color, you're talking about difference in race, you're talking about difference in religion, culture. It will take timeMalaysian poll system defended Mar 05, 2008
There seems to be lots of fabrication, lots of lies by the (Indonesian) media to worsen the situation for their own agenda. We will see whether we have grounds to sue themMalaysia may sue Indonesian media Apr 18, 2005
Dato' Sri Haji Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak (born 23 July 1953) is the sixth and current Prime Minister of Malaysia. He previously held the post of Deputy Prime Minister from January 7, 2004 until he succeeded Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as Prime Minister on April 3, 2009. Najib is President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He is the son of Malaysia's second prime minister, Tun Abdul Razak.
Najib succeeded Abdullah at a time after his ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional lost its long held two-thirds majority in parliament to the opposition lead by former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in the 2008 parliamentary election. Since then Najib has tried to build a moderate image for himself and the UMNO through the 1Malaysia campaign.
Najib, became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia on 3 April 2009. Najib entered office with a focus on domestic economic issues and political reform. On his first day as Prime Minister, Najib announced as his first actions the removal of bans on two opposition newspapers, Suara Keadilan and Harakahdaily, run by the opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim-led People's Justice Party and the Pan Islamic Party, respectively, and the release of 13 people held under the Internal Security Act. Among the released detainees were two ethnic Indian activists who were arrested in December 2007 for leading an anti-government campaign, three foreigners and eight suspected Islamic militants. Najib also pledged to conduct a comprehensive review of the much-criticized law which allows for indefinite detention without trial. In the speech, he emphasized his commitment to tackling poverty, restructuring Malaysian society, expanding access to quality education for all, and promoting renewed “passion for public service.” He also deferred and abandoned the digital television transition plan of all free-to-air broadcasters such as Radio Televisyen Malaysia.