Rosmah to parties: Be mature, we have feelings too

Rosmah Mansor says politicians must work to achieve power, not engage in ‘histrionic pretence’.

KUALA LUMPUR: Rosmah Mansor, wife of Prime Minister Najib Razak, today advised politicians to engage in the 14th general election (GE14) campaign with political maturity.

She said a handful of politicians spoke only half-truths with the intention of inciting the people to hate the national leadership.

“If you want power, you have to work for it and not engage in histrionic pretence and tell all kinds of stories,” she said when speaking at the “Salam Sayang Perdana” programme organised by the Wanita Barisan Nasional at the Lembah Pantai community centre here.

Also present were Wanita BN chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Lembah Pantai BN chairman Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin and Wanita BN assistant secretary Noraini Ahmad.

Rosmah reminded politicians not to engage in character assassination for the sake of politics.

“All of us have feelings, we have self-respect. It is unnecessary to say all sorts of things. As Muslims, we should not tarnish the dignity of one another. If you want to engage in politics, do so, but in a matured manner,” she said.

On the “Salam Sayang Perdana” programme, Rosmah said it covered welfare, voluntary and social work to meet the needs of the people at the level of the grassroots.

“Such an outreach programme is implemented to endear ourselves to the people in all parliamentary constituencies nationwide and to find out their problems.

“We all know that the opposition has twisted various issues to undermine the BN in the general election. This programme is the best opportunity for the BN machinery to meet voters face-to-face and provide explanations,” she said.

Nomination for GE14 is on April 28 and polling on May 9. Early voting is on May 5.

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