Najib tells T’ganu Umno to avoid conflict for sake of state


KUALA TERENGGANU: Umno President and Prime Minister Najib Razak wants members of Terengganu Umno to avoid conflict among each other and to remain united if they want to continue ruling the state.

Najib said though the turmoil in Terengganu was akin to a ‘storm in a teacup’, it could fester badly if the people were disunited.

“In political terms, Terengganu is a ‘swing state’. It can switch from win to lose. But today we have to ask ourselves…it’s fight or flight.

“In which direction is the wind blowing today? The wind today is blowing towards BN. If we want to win … act like a winner. Don’t bicker among yourselves,” he said when opening the Kuala Terengganu Umno division delegates’ meeting here today.

Najib said in dealing with the current in the state, he hoped the people of Terengganu would continue to give him their trust and think of ways to improve the situation.

The Prime Minister added that he had met with several Terengganu state assemblymen in stages to listen to their grouses to ensure Terengganu Umno remained stable.

“Let’s not get our heads muddled ….enough is enough. I see that Terengganu people are ever so confused…let me as prime minister and party president deal with the situation.

“I will decide what is best… I have discussed the matter openly with every state assemblyman … but it is not over yet, still in the process. I want to know the truth and get the full picture, hopefully there is a consensus,” he said.

Najib said that as a leader, he had always discussed things over with others before making a decision and he had never forced others to agree with him.

However, he hoped that should anyone be displeased with a leader, they would raise the matter in a civilised manner.