The country’s political stability, peace and security rests in the hands of Malaysians and is not up to foreign elements to determine.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the laws of this nation and its sovereignty would have to be protected and upheld.
He added enforcement would also have to be at its utmost efficiency in order to maintain peace and stability in the country.
“We have to determine this and not other countries or people. We have to ensure that the country continues to be stable and peaceful.
PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (right) accompanied by DPM Datuk Seri Najib at the monthly gathering at at the Prime Minister’s Department on Monday. On the left is KSN Tan Sri Mohd Sidek.
“There is no need for me to explain this further but suffice to say it is the responsibility of all Malaysians to look after the country’s well being.
“We need not ask foreigners to come (and help us do so). Neither can we blame others if we cannot maintain peace in our own land,” he said Monday at the Prime Minister’s Department monthly gathering.
Abdullah said the Government was aware that a large segment of the society was still unhappy with petrol prices despite the Government giving a discount and subsidy, adding the Government would continue with efforts to ease the public’s burden due to the fuel price.
“But the rakyat (people) must remember that this (fuel hike) is beyond our control. There are things that are out of our control.
“The Government is aware that there are a lot of problems that are caused by the escalating fuel price and we strive to ensure the people are not too burdened by this,” he said.