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TRANSCRIPT OF POLICY SPEECH BY PM AND UMNO PRESIDENT DATUK SERI NAJIB TUN RAZAK AT 2016 UMNO GENERAL ASSEMBLY


Following the English translation of the transcript of the policy address by
Prime Minister and UMNO President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the 2016 UMNO
General Assembly at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre, today, Thursday Dec
1.

"UMNO THE DRIVER OF NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION"

1. INTRODUCTION

1 to 5. Praise be to Allah (God Almighty).

2. UMNO AND THE PARTY HIERARCHY

Ladies and Gentlemen,

6. This year is the 13th time that I am standing at the podium on the stage in
this historic and august hall, five years as the UMNO Deputy President and eight
years as the President.

7. I speak not only as the Party President, or the Prime Minister, but more
importantly in my personal capacity, as Najib Razak, as a Malay, as a Muslim, as
a Bumiputera and as a son of Malaysia.

Before that, ladies and gentlemen,

8. What we have lost in Pagoh, we have gained in Bagan Datoh. Today, we applaud
Dato' Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Vice-President
who is discharging the duties of the Deputy President.

9. That which is no more in Semporna, we have in Sembrong. We have also Dato'
Seri Hishammuddin, a person who is loyal and not arrogant.

10. Ladies and gentlemen, I am confident that the Pagoh and Semporna UMNO
divisions, as a whole, will continue to be loyal and stand by solidly with the
existing party and government leadership.

3. UMNO AND THE COURTEOUS CULTURE OF THE MALAYS

Ladies and Gentlemen,

11.In fact, over the past several months, faced with various challenges at the
party and government level with relentless assaults by the opposition, I was
thinking deeply about the approach I should take for my speech at this
meaningful gathering.

12.When I met many people in the process of preparing this speech, I received
many suggestions, one of which was that I should no longer be a gentleman and
gentle ... instead I should be more stern, counter the allegations and insults
and strike back hard against the various parties including Dr Mahathir and his
minions.

However, brothers and sisters, patience ... patience is a part of faith ...

13. The more that I pondered the suggestions, I felt that it would be better to
take the noble path by adhering to the message from the Prophet to his wife
Saida-tina Aisyah, to be gentle with your words, even with your enemies.

14. More so with the noble qualities of the Malays, as depicted in the poem of
National Laureate Usman Awang and Malay-Riau Laureate Tenas Affendy.

Melayu itu orang yang bijaksana,
Budi bahasanya tidak terkira,
Kurang ajarnya masih beralas dan bersantun,
Kalau berkelahi biarlah cara Melayu,
Kalau menikam pula, pun dengan berpantun,
Walau menyanggah dikuntum senyum.
Kalau merayu dan meminta,
Hendaklah pada yang kasih dan sudi memberi.
Mencontoh biarlah pada yang senonoh,
Berteladan pada yang sepadan.
Adil menjadi hakim,
Amanah dalam bersumpah,


Even so, ...although the Malay character rejects animosity, is loyal and very
patient ... he will never concede defeat despite the severe dangers that he
faces.

4. UMNO: GRACIOUS PARTY AND LEADERS

Ladies and Gentlemen,

15. So,... if last year, I chose to be gracious....in today's speech...I will
take the stand and attitude of a mature leader.

16.As the saying goes, we must be above them and not to bring ourselves down to
their level.

17. What is important, I will say in all honesty, is that every issue faced by
the leadership and the party, must be jointly understood and discussed.

18. All problems can be resolved.

19.All that we have done ... for the sake of the Malays, Muslims, Bumiputeras
and UMNO's continuity in building a civilisation, has succeeded and has been
acknowledged not just in this world but also in the next, God willing.

20. Our Prohphet Muhammad was chased, ridiculed, and had stones thrown at him
by the people of Thoif, and he suffered injuries because of them.

21.So much so that the Angel Gabriel who looked after the mountains, became
angry and asked the Prophet's permission to bring disaster to Thoif and its
people for all that they had done to the Prophet.

22.However, so gracious was he, the Prophet chose to be patient and was more
concerned about spreading the message of good and developing the people rather
than revenge.

23.In the present context, with humility, as a servant of Allah and an ordinary
person, who has feelings, I am aware that there is a small number of people who
insult me personally...my children, wife and family...and what is sadder still,
they condemn our beloved party, UMNO...and the Government in general.

24. In my opinion, I do not need to waste time or energy entertaining these
irresponsible traitors to the people and nation.

25.Here we have to understand, the accusations and lies that have been created,
and hurled against me and my leadership, as well as the present Government, the
political issues, GST, rationalisation of the subsidies, 1MDB and the cost of
living...most of it have been answered clearly and we are trying to resolve.

26. What is more important to me and the Government leadership is to perform a
bigger jihad, we choose to focus 100 per cent of our efforts on moving forward,
improving the national economy and development, for the sake of the 31 million
people in Malaysia.

5. UMNO: FIDELITY (WALA) AND LOYALTY

Ladies and Gentlemen,

27. Praise be to Allah, with his permission, the Government led by UMNO and its
component parties have had success after success and recorded an outstanding
performance.

28.For instance, through the National Transformation Policy, despite facing the
global economic gloom, Praise be to God ... the GDP in the third quarter of the
2016 ... Malaysia continued to record a GDP growth of 4.3 per cent and we are
confident that our target of 4 to 4.5 per cent in 2017 will be achieved, God
willing.

29. At the core of it, all these successes were due to a culture of a strong
team spirit among the party leadership and in the Government.

30.Here, I want to record my appreciation to YAB Dato' Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid
Hamidi who, in his speech, expressed his loyalty to me and gave good advice to
the Wanita, Youth and Puteri, two nights ago.

Give him a round of applause.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

31.On the principle of wala', to my understanding, it means
love...loyalty,...which must be given to a legitimate leader...or in the context
of UMNO,... to its President,... while in the context of the Government...to the
Prime Minister.

32.This means that, as the Ulama said...the wala' is not given just to the
body, organisation or individual....but true wala' is given to the institution
of the president or prime minister, which is held by a person.

33. Looking back at UMNO's journey over seven decades, the party is often
lured towards break-ups and camps.

34.However, thanks to Allah, this blessed party has been saved by Him and has
been able to endure to this day because of the principles and practices of wala'
that UMNO has.

This is a great party which has always upheld the traditions and culture of the
East as well as the religion in its support of the President or Prime Minister.

For instance:

35.In the episode of the clash between Team A and Team B, during the UMNO
elections for the President in 1987. As I said in the General Assembly last
year, who was loyal to Dr Mahathir?... If not us...the members of UMNO.

36.At that time, Tengku Razaleigh was hurt by me, by my decision and that of my
team to side with Dr Mahathir. What I did was based on the principle of wala'
and loyalty to the party president...although personally, I was very close to
Tengku Razaleigh and, till today, respect him.

37. The next chapter is the dark tragedy when the Kuala Lumpur High Court on
Feb 4, 1988, declared UMNO as an illegal organisation.

38.Who, at that critical time, stood strongly behind Dr Mahathir as the
president, until the new UMNO was accepted?

39. I personally went through those dark days...I was asked by the President to
mobilise the Youth machinery to get members for UMNO at all levels.

40.With God's blessings, I still remember among those who helped us then,
among them those who have passed away...including the late Tan Sri Jamaluddin
Jarjis, Datuk Hashim Safin and Datuk Sulaiman Taha.

Those who are still with us include Dato' Zahid Hamidi, Dato' Nazri Aziz -
Padang Rengas and Dato' Md Isa Ismail - Bukit Gantang, who helped draw up the
UMNO federal and state leadership line-up within a short period of time.

41.The next episode was when the country faced the Asian financial crisis in
1997-1998. Which party and who remained loyal in supporting the decisions made
by the UMNO President. The answer is, none other than us...we are the loyal UMNO
members.

42.However, sad to say, I personally am very disappointed, and so are you
...over what has happened now.

43.Dr Mahathir, who was a respected statesman, has now become a turncoat and
gone against a party he has helmed for decades.

44.It would not be far-fetched to say that he whom we once revered is now
involved in despicable acts, working with the DAP, the illegal BERSIH rallies,
Parti Amanah Negara, PKR and, worse, with foreign enemies like Soros whom he
once hated and asked us to hate as a currency scoundrel.

45. The truth is that he is the epitome of betrayal to UMNO, the race and the
nation.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

46. One must remember,...what happened during the era of Tun Abdullah Ahmad
Badawi. The wala' and loyalty that I, Najib Razak, gave as the party deputy
president, together with the vice-presidents, Wanita chief, Youth chief and
Puteri chief and also majority of the leaders and all UMNO members, to Pak
Lah,...not only to the person, but the institution that he upheld and held as
UMNO President and the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

47. Also,...the wala' and loyalty given to the institution that I am holding
is because of the responsibility and trust by party members and Malaysians.

48. Certainly, the wala' and loyalty must also be accepted by anyone who will
take over as the President and Prime Minister.

49. In conclusion,... the wala' and loyalty in the Malay world and culture as
well as our religion are the team spirit in a strong and cohesive line which
will not be separated from the leaders and chiefs.

6. UMNO AND THE PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE

Ladies and Gentlemen,

50. On the history of the formation of Malaya and Malaysia, around the 40s and
early 50s, our country only comprised settlements, villages, small buildings,
which were not organised.

51. The Malays, especially, were not guided, had no clear direction, were
marginalised, and they were in the dark in terms of their struggle.

52. Then, at a critical and historic juncture, with the will of Allah, there
came a resurgence, the All-Malaya Malay Congress, on March 1, 1946, which
brought together as a union 41 groups of Malays to oppose the Malayan Union.

53. Then, as fated, on May 11, 1946, Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu or
PEKEMBAR was formed.

54. This led to the official formation of an organisation, namely UMNO. In fact, the formation of this sacred party more than 70 years ago became a focal
point in history and the beginning of a mass movement for the Malays, by making UMNO as their centre,...platform,....and vehicle,... as the driver of progress and development and builder of a nation state in a union with the consent of the Malay Rulers.

55. Ladies and gentlemen, I take this opportunity, on behalf of the UMNO which continues to glorify the institution of the Malay Rulers, to express the highest
gratitude to the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong who will complete his term on Dec 12. At the same time, UMNO congratulates Sultan Muhammad V, who was elected by
the Conference of Rulers as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong, effective Dec 13, 2016.

7. UMNO THE DRIVER OF MASS TRANSFORMATION

Ladies and Gentlemen,

56. Other people can say anything about UMNO, but only Allah, the most just,
will be the judge in the hereafter, of how this blessed party championed the
interests of the Malays and Bumiputeras.

57. As all of you know,...every year, the UMNO General Assembly will be the
stage to discuss and debate various resolutions for the continuation of the
agenda of a party.

58. I know,...many can feel the heat of the assembly this time, that is to
accept the pledges in preparation to fight in the election battlefield soon.

59. Even so, by learning from history and human civilisation, according to the
intellectuals and strategy experts,...any preparation for battle need not
necessarily come with the sharpening of weapons to attack the opponents.

60. Victory or defeat and the strength of a command does not rest solely on the
number of troops or weapons.

61. In fact, the word 'quwwah', in surah Al-Anfal verse 60, refers to a more
important preparation than the physical preparation, namely preparing a strong
front, being united in a cohesive bond, arming oneself with war strategies and
mental strength, because that is the real strength to unite the ummah.

62. That is the secret and amulet for us to use before the battle. Always
remember that even though we are right, without a structured strategy or if we
are disunited, we will be defeated by the opponents.

63. Although they are weak in position and numbers, they are cohesive and
coordinated in their plans and action.

64. Therefore, what must we do? The answer,...proving to the people our
credibility and ability to spur the pace of the country, sowing discretion and
deeds to the people across the racial and religion borders to develop Malaysia.

65. UMNO, which has been leading the government since independence, has been not just an organisation for the Malays and Bumiputeras, but UMNO's struggle has proven to be inclusive to ensure the interests and rights of other races so that none will be marginalised....indeed, UMNO has fulfilled far more than its duty for its members, and has gone beyond in justifying its purpose to the rakyat and the country, and no one will be left behind... namely,... not just fulfilling, but has passed the
objectives and philosophy of its founding, as a massive mass movement that is UMNO - The Driver of National Transformation, which is the theme of this speech.

8. UMNO APPRECIATES MEMBERS' DEEDS AND SERVICES

Ladies and Gentlemen,

66. Praise be to God, back to the current reality,... Today, the number of UMNO
members as reported by the party secretary-general just now has already reached
more than 3 million nationwide.

67. I'm pleased to announce that the UMNO branch with the most number of
members is from Kampung Batu Putih Darat, with a total of 2,371 members, in the
Libaran Division of Sabah. With us in this hall are some of the representatives
from the branch.

Let us give them UMNO's enthusiastic applause!

68. The UMNO Division with the most number of members is the Silam Division,
which has a total membership of 51,902. Where are the leaders and
representatives of Silam Division? I want to see your faces. A round of applause
for them!

69. And at the state level, with a total of 25 divisions, the highest
membership is Sabah UMNO with 561,617 people.

Congratulations and a round of applause to YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Hj Aman
as the chief minister and state liaison committee chairman.

70. Indeed,...upon the oath of the tragedy in Lahad Datu, even if life leaves
the body, not an inch of land in Sabah will we give up.

71. Moreover, ladies and gentlemen, I am proud of the number of the new
memberships, namely from the Kuala Nerus UMNO Division in Terengganu Darul Iman
with 2,876 members.

A round of applause to the Kuala Nerus UMNO Division!

72. Whereas, for the category of states, the highest membership was recorded by
Terengganu Darul Iman, with a total of 9,787 members as of October 2016. Like
what the Terengganu people will say,...

'Mane' oghang Ghani kite? Sile' beghi tepukang ... beghi tepukang kepada
Menteri Besar YAB Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman dan UMNO Negeri Terengganu (Where are
Terengganu people? Please give a round of applause,...give a round of applause
to Menteri Besar YAB Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman and Terengganu UMNO).

73. Speaking about UMNO membership, I want the leadership at every level to
cooperate with the Membership and Electoral Rolls Bureau, especially among UMNO
members who have yet to register.

74. In this regard, I wish to express my happiness for the encouraging work of
enrolment by the bureau with the assistance of the party machinery.

Ladies and Gentlemen, my comrades-in-arms,

75. Above all, it has been charted on the canvas of the formation of the
Malaysian nation state, which will not be erased forever, the deeds, services
and contributions like an ocean with no edge, by the fathers of UMNO, together
with friends from other component parties.

76. Last August, I had the opportunity to visit Tan Sri Hussain Ahmad, whom I
call brother Hussain, who is ailing at home. He is a party veteran, former UMNO
information chief and former Kelantan deputy menteri besar in the early 80s. He
said,

"I want to remind party members to appreciate the struggle, because if we
appreciate the struggle of UMNO, we will thank and love our party, in any
circumstances, we will not betray the party. That is the pure and true
struggle."

77. In fact, it would be beautifully engraved in the history of the party that
Wanita UMNO, also Wanita veterans, have been willing to sacrifice anything, even
sacrifising their gold bracelets and necklaces for the sake of funding the group
seeking independence.

78. Recalling the history of UMNO's glorious struggle, of course, many are
aware of the stories of sacrifices of UMNO's women leaders.

79. That reminds me of the advice of the late Tan Sri Aishah Ghani, who
reminded us all, regardless of differences that may arise, do not forget to make
the party struggle and constitution as a guide. God willing,...God willing, we
will succeed.

9. WANITA UMNO THE MOTHER OF THE NATION'S STRUGGLE

Ladies and Gentlemen,

80. As president, I want to congratulate Tan Sri Shahrizat, who leads a total
of 1,366,457 women, for her speech at the General Assembly,...
...which as usual was full of fire, especially, when talking about the election
machinery, known as 'Jalinan Rakyat' or JR among them, for the preparation for
the 14th General Election.

For that let us give a round of applause to congratulate the Wanita UMNO chief
for the encouraging speech.

81. This Tan Sri Ijat,...she is an enthusiastic person in voicing out the
expectations and interests of Wanita as the backbone of the party so that we
will show appreciation and respect for the struggle of women.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

82. Speaking of a sign of respect and acknowledgment towards Wanita, I feel so
sad and touched to hear the story of the unsung heroine of Wanita UMNO, who had
sacrificed a great deal for the sake of the party.

83. The story is of Puan Saridah binti Ibrahim, UMNO member number 01441342,
Bandar Baru Selayang Wanita UMNO Branch chief, and also Selayang Wanita UMNO
Division Information chief.

84. She was involved in a road accident while returning from campaigning for
Barisan Nasional during the Kajang by-election in 2014.

85. Surely, I am moved and touched, to see the condition of Puan Saridah now
...who is full of spirit, even in ailing condition, she is willing to be with
us.

86. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you Puan Saridah.

87. This is the true example of the spirit of Tun Fatimah, a heroine during the
glorious era of the Melaka Sultanate that should be ignited in our hearts, not
just Wanita, but all UMNO members.

88. In this regard, I as the president representing all of the leaders and
members,...from my noble heart, invite,...all in the hall or watching the
screens out there, whether UMNO member or not, let us all stand up,...

If we are ready,...let us all... with enthusiasm, give a big round of applause
as a sign of appreciation and gratitude,... especially to Wanita UMNO, who are
not only the backbone of the party, the pivot of enthusiasm, in fact, they are
the mothers of the blessed party's struggle.

89. Calm down ladies and gentlemen, calm down,... please be seated,...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

90. Therefore, with a great pleasure, to appreciate the services of Jalinan
Rakyat machinery, lead by Wanita, I as president, officially announce:

To study a form of protection scheme for the 223,000 Jalinan Rakyat personnel.

10. UMNO: TRUSTWORTHY LEADERS

Ladies and Gentlemen,

91. Returning to the current reality, sadly, at a moment when Malaysia fast
marching towards success, enemies from within and outside are relentlessly
assaulting us in from all sides, just to see our country disintegrate.

92. Hence, in this assembly, I decide to continue being big-hearted, advising
and admonishing in a good way rather than slamming the bodies personally, but
criticising their actions, because most of them are former leaders, ministers
even up to the level of a statesman who had taken the pledge of office and
secrecy in the name of God .. but now ... have become strangers even betraying
this struggle, ...

In this case, I ask the scholars, after pronouncing the oath in the name of
God and then violating that oath ... what is the penalty and its effect.

The answer.. it is a great sin, ... and the signs of of a person's
hypocrisy. It is no wonder these things happen, because the person himself used
to mention, the Malays Forget Easily.

93. Then, I want to ask you this now, ... who exactly are the Malays who
forget easily? ... Certainly not us, because true UMNO Malays are Malays who are
loyal and grateful, and do not betray the party!

11. UMNO THE PILLAR OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE

Ladies and Gentlemen,

94. To the UMNO and Barisan Nasional leadership which supports economic
prosperity, the outcome of my visit to Germany recently netted an investment
worth 1 billion Euros, or nearly RM5 billion, through Osram.

95. After that, from the visit to China, we made history when we
successfully entered into an investment agreement worth almost RM144 billion
which, God willing, will give good returns to the country.

96. This is all thanks to whom? If it was not the Government's initiative
which is led by UMNO.

97. However, there are also some who do not like anything we have done. If
there is no investment, they say we failed. When we bring in investment, they
say we we pawned the country.

98.In addition, the accusation that Malaysia will go bankrupt is exremely
baseless and mere lies.

99.Because, some members of the opposition which deliberately chose not to
understand the position of a country regarded as bankrupt, whilst... the rating
conducted, not just by anybody,... for example not by the Pakatan Harapan
Presidential Council or DAP, or PKR, or Mat Sabu,... but the rating of the
national success was authenticated by recognised international bodies and
agencies which are recognised worldwide for their authority.

100. As how I had answered the questions of journalists after the APEC
meeting in Peru recently, Malaysia is in Group A according to the latest rating,
and that is the reality.

101.It is clear here..the term bankruptcy, is far-fetched, in fact it is not in
Malaysia's economic dictionary. Praise be to God....

102.In addition, the UMNO leadership and the government itself had been
subjected to all kinds of accusations by parties full of rancour and grudge,
instigating the people to topple the government.

103.They say the government is cruel, the general election is not
transparent and the people are oppressed.

104.Referring to the issue of cruelty, I have consulted the scholars and
ulama on what constitutes cruelty.

105. According to the words of the Prophet Muhammad through the
understanding of his Hadith, a leader is regarded as cruel when he urges the
people to worship other than Allah and commits sin and falsehood.

106. That is why scholars concluded that any unfounded imputation such as
the accusation that a leader is cruel is not a trivial matter, on the other hand
is is viewed seriously by religion and is forbidden.

107. On the other hand, will a tyrannical government be so concerned about
the welfare of the people, so much so that we are able to provide one-stop
service centres or UTCs which operate 7 days a week, from 8am to 10pm?

108. I want to ask (a question), where is there any country in the world
whose government provides a service such as this? Where??? Except the government
led by UMNO and the Barisan Nasional.

109. In fact, the treatment of patients is almost free at government
hospitals with the allocation in the 2017 Budget reaching RM25 billion.

110. As for education, starting from pre-school to primary to secondary, it
is almost free and 90 per cent of the cost of study at public universities is
borne by the government, incurring an overall expenditure of more than RM56
billion.

12. UMNO YOUTH THE HOPE OF THE NATION

Ladies and Gentlemen,

111. In this regard, I wish to record my utmost thanks, to our children, the
youths, who are led by Khairy Jamaluddin, who in his speech showed opposition at
the bad antics of Bersih.

112.Meaning, Khairy Jamaluddin or popularly called KJ, rise and call upon your
600,000 friends nationwide, whether in the assembly or outside, to rise. The
youths are the future of UMNO, in Arabic JIL UMNO, or a generation to inherit
the party and national leadership.

A hearty applause to KJ and all the young hopes of the nation.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

113. Furthermore, when discussing about the young people as offspring of hope
for the future... under the National Transformation Policy, I have sparked a
National Transformation movement or TN50 to form a nation state which is really
competent and with thinking par excellence.

114. This is the movement to produce the best future generations of people
possible. My vision is to see a future generation of Malaysia, which seeks
goodness and rejects evil, namely, a generation which is mentioned as Khayra
Ummah in the Quran.

115. For the success of this TN50 effort, UMNO as the Driver of Transformation
is deploying a mass movement, for the heirs of the future.

116. For this, I laud our youths, who are also here with us today, youths who
are the hope of the race, the pillars of the nation, among them are members of
the Youth Parliament, Barisan Nasional Youth Volunteers, Malaysian Volunteers
Organisation, Parliament Student Interns (MANTAP), National Students Conference
or PEMANAS, Overseas UMNO Clubs, Premier Fellows and Young Missionary Fellows
and Pro-Aspiration Young Leadership.

This is the TN50 generation or Khayra Ummah which I meant, let us put our hands
together for the inheritors of our nation and race.

117. To Khairy, as Minister entrusted with youths, this is the party mandate
which we give you as youth chief and your team ... so act akin to Young War
Commander Tariq bin Ziad to continue waving the standard of UMNO's struggle for
race and religion!!!!

13. PUTERI UMNO THE FLOWER OF THE RACE

Ladies and Gentlemen,

118. Next, Puteri UMNO chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati binti Samsudin, together with
her 388,443 members nationwide, who continue to work for the party and have
shown undivided loyalty to the party leadership over the years.

119. Touching on the loyalty of Puteri UMNO, I was told by YB Mas Ermieyati,
about Semporna UMNO Division Puteri chief Puan Zakiah Kalipunya, when facing the
division's crisis and episode, stayed loyal and did not leave UMNO.

120. Also, Pagoh UMNO Division Puteri chief Puan Rohaiza binti Ahmad and her
team.

121. This is the example of true loyalty which we hope for. Give a hearty
applause to the Semporna and Pagoh UMNO Division Puteri movements and all Puteri
UMNO Malaysia.

14. UMNO-LED VS DAP-LED GOVERNMENT

122. Another matter, which I no longer need hide, for all of us to be cautious
is whether to retain the UMNO-led government or to vote in a DAP-led government.


123. That is, the Malays and Bumiputera and all Malaysians are facing one of
the most critical crossroads in the political annals of the country, where, in
the 14th General Election, the voters will determine at the ballot box who
should lead the government of this country.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

124. The question of choice of leadership (of the nation) is not a matter that
can be taken lightly, as I fear, perhaps there are still Malays and Bumiputeras
who are still complacent about it.

125. In the assessment of the future destiny ... if the country falls into the
hands of DAP which is championing extreme liberalism and secularism, surely, the
rights and privileges championed and defended by UMNO all this while, including
bumiputra institutions such MARA, FELDA, RISDA, FELCRA and TERAJU, will become
extinct and disappear.

126. Similarly, institutions of higher learning and the pride of the Malays and
bumiputra for 60 years, ie, UiTM, will no longer be able to maintain the
philosophy of their inception.

127. Therefore, only if ... the Malays and bumiputra could explore what is
expressed and implied in my speech this time... on the bad consequence and
nightmare which will impact their lives and fate, I believe, the Malays and
Bumiputera would feel fear and worry, and will cling firmly to UMNO, as the only
party that can champion the future of their offspring and descendants.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

128. Furthermore, the Government led by UMNO and Barisan Nasional is very
concerned over the complaints to ease the cost of living.

129. For example, special assistance is provided to small farmers amounting to
RM200 each for three months during the monsoon season, encompassing 440,000
smallholders and rubber tappers.

130. Last but not least, almost 60,000 fishermen were given a special
allowance of RM200 to RM300 each a month throughout the year. For rice farmers,
the government provided RM1.3 billion to subsidise the price of rice, seeds and
fertiliser.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

131. These are among the efforts we have made for the people. The people can be
the judge and choose,..... DAP or UMNO...? DAP or UMNO...?

132.Hopefully the people will continue to choose us.

133.In addition, for the first time ever, the Government has provided RM30
million for tahfiz education, through the National Tahfiz Education Policy.

134. The government is also concerned about the welfare of imams, so their
monthly allowance has been increased to RM850, for the 15 million Imams in the
country. The government has also given a one-off special aid to the bilals and
siaks.

135.In the case of KAFA teachers, their monthly allowance has been increased to
RM900, for the almost 33 thousand teachers.

136.One other thing, ladies and gentlemen....won't we as Muslims feel upset,
hurt and angry, as though we have been poisoned, when the teachings of Islam and
its practices are ridiculed, if the DAP rules.

137.In fact, worse than that, if we look at the DAP's Constitution, there is
no mention of Islam as the religion of the country, no mention about upholding
the institution of the Malay Rulers and not even one sentence about efforts to
protect the rights and special rights of the Malays and Bumiputera.

138.As such, the institutions connected to Malay Muslims like the Pilgrims'
Fund, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim), the Department of
Awqaf, Zakat and Haji (JAWHAR), the state Zakat Boards will be belittled and
challenged.

139. As such, ladies and gentlemen, we will never allow all this to happen.
Like our ancestors declared, do so over my dead body and that of all Malays, we
will rise and defend to the end.

140.These are the promises kept by the Government with UMNO as the backbone of
Barisan Nasional and proof of its service to the people, consistently and
moderately, which have been appreciated by all parties, regardless of race or
religion.

141.In connection to this, to our friends and fellow Malaysians who are not
Muslims, from Perlis to Sabah and Sarawak, do not worry, for as long as the
Malaysian Government is led by the UMNO leadership, we will continue to be fair.

142.As Allah said in the Quran, based on the many, many holy phrases, leaders
must be fair to all, regardless of religious background or belief.

143.In addition, the Constitution guarantees the rights and interests of
non-Muslims, which will be preserved by the Government backed by UMNO
forever.....

Ladies and Gentlemen,

15. UMNO AND ACT 355

144.The government backed by UMNO made a historic decision on Nov 24, 2016,
after consultations with our friends from PAS, that Act 355, related to the
Syariah Court, Criminal Jurisdiction 1965, be read.

145.I ask that no one politicise this issue because it is a private bill which
will later be taken over by the Federal Government.

146.To those who are non-Muslims, do not worry, because they will not be bound
by it, and the Government is looking at it so that there is no double
sentencing.

16. UMNO AND THE UNITY OF THE UMMAH

Ladies and Gentlemen,

147. Ponder...what has happened and been experienced by brothers of our faith
throughout the world. Before it is too late...do we want to suffer the same fate
as Muslims in Palestine, Syria and southern Philippines.

148.UMNO offers the deepest sympathy, and strongly condemns all the atrocities,
cruelty and oppression committed on our Muslim brothers, the Rohingyas in
Myanmar. In this connection, the Government led by UMNO will help in any way so
that the responsible parties stop this atrocities.

149.History has taught us that Malay Muslims and the ummah have be crippled and
toppled many times because of rivalries and betrayal. So, let us not be used by
certain parties, for fear we will lose all.

150.Enough of that. I urge that we all unite. For the sake Malay and ummah
unity, forget our quarrels and differences. Let us return to the beginning.

151.In all honesty, the unity of the ummah is very close to my heart. If we can
unie with the real meaning of ummah unity, for the sake of global interests, why
don't we begin now in our own country.

152.This is the height of the success of our struggles and ummah unity.

153.Come, let us heal our wounds and do not make it worse.

154.As the saying goes,

Air dalam bertambah dalam,
Hujan dahulu belum teduh,
Hati dendam jangan didendam,
Dendam yang dulu mesti disembuh.

155.In this connection, for the sake of unity of the ummah, we thank our
friends from PAS, for their political maturity and remaining in the Dewan Rakyat
to listen to the tabling of Budget 2017 till the end, and not taking part in the
street demonstrations organised by BERSIH.

156.This is the time. This is the moment which has been long awaited, unity of
the ummah. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!

Ladies and Gentlemen

17. SUMMARY

157. So, let us pray... BismillahirRahmanirRahim,... Ya Allah save us and
bless this race, this party, and this beloved nation.

158.Dear God, because this is where we were born, we live, and within these
borders we will be buried one day.

159. As such, dear God, if you do not send help, if you do not guide us,
to whom else can we depend for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

160.Dear God, do not let this nation, the people, fall into the hands of the
traitors.

Most Powerful and Most Gracious, keep safe the Malay Race, UMNO and all the
people and bring joy to this land.

161.Dear God the Great, we swear to fight to the end, to the last drop of
blood. Amin Allahumma Amin!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

162.As such, the Barisan Nasional government, with the blessings of Allah,
is confident that the large victory in the 11th Sarawak State Election, led by
Sarawak's leader YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Adenan bin Satem, has graced
the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections.

Now, with Allah's will, the winds will bring a big victory to the Barisan
Nasional Government in the 14th General Elections, God willing.

163.I also performed the groundbreaking of the new Kuala Lumur Putra World
Trade Centre Complex, which is 70 storeys high, which will become a landmark, as
well as a symbol of the spirit of the everlasting UMNO struggle.

164.So, my people, do not be lulled even for a moment that we are facing a
challenge like never before.

165.If UMNO succumbs due to our complacency, it will be a sin that will not
be forgiven by our children and grandchildren.

166.What will then happen to our race? When all is destroyed...when UMNO is
no more, and has become useless.

When the Malays no longer have a place to fall back on...they will fall
flat...be despised... become destitutes....beggars...in their own land.

167.At that time, UMNO will be torn and wounded, its spirit crushed.

How sad this would be...the end of the true Malay.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

168. So at the end of this summary, I as President, call on all... do not
go back even a step...do not turn back wielding the sword in one hand and the
keris in the other, and armed with the spirit of immortality for God has
promised that for every effort, there will be a reward.

If not today, tomorrow or the day after, the sun will still rise and shine.

Let us...without fear and doubt.........

Rise, ready to fight to the end when the signal is sounded.

Long Live UMNO!
Long Live Barisan!
Long Live Malaysia

Thank you.