Najib: ‘Poor patriotism’ by Bersih rally-goers

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JERANTUT: Najib Razak has described the organisers and participants of the illegal Bersih 4 rally as “shallow and poor” in their patriotism.

He said that they should mark National Day by flying the Jalur Gemilang, despite having different political ideologies, in appreciation of the country’s freedom fighters against colonialism.

“We want to celebrate, independence, there are some people who want to show their feelings at the historic place in Merdeka Square.

“Don’t they understand, are they that shallow and poor in their patriotism and love for their motherland. Don’t they understand the country was built on the blood and sweat of our freedom fighters.

“From the era of Mat Kilau, Tok Janggut and Umno freedom fighters to our soldiers and police, who died as martyrs, because we want to ensure the independence of our country,” the Umno president said when opening the Jerantut Umno delegates’ meeting today.

– BERNAMA

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