PEKAN: Malaysia will continue to share its success and wealth with the people, and not its hardship or poverty, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.
He said the country's ability to manage its economy well has allowed the government to increase its wealth and share it with the people through various forms of assistance distributed to various segments of society.
Najib, who is also the Pekan member of parliament, said the country posted a 5.9 percent economic growth in 2017 which is among the highest in the world.
"IMF (International Monetary Fund), World Economic Forum and Bloomberg have acknowledged that the country's economy is on the right path...they are international rating agencies and experts in economy.
"If people continue to claim that Malaysia is about to go bankrupt and need to be rescued, then it is a lie.
"This does not mean that Malaysia does not have poor people, it means that if we have promising revenue from our growing economy then we will be able to share it with the people. In Malaysia, not only do we share wealth equally but we also share political power - as best exemplified by Barisan Nasional," he said.
Najib was speaking at the Chinese New Year 'Kongsi Kasih' programme at the Sultan Ahmad Shah Convention Hall here today.
Najib, who was accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, later presented goodies to some 3,600 people of various races including senior citizens from the constituency.
Also present were Bebar assemblyman Datuk Mohammad Fakhruddin Mohd Ariff, Peramu Jaya assemblyman Datuk Seri Mohmed Puzi Sh Ali, Chini assemblyman Datuk Abu Bakar Harun, among others.