KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision to quit UMNO is not shocking, said Prime Minister
The Umno president said Dr Mahathir resigning from the party should not distract UMNO from its struggle of working for the rakyat.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Said: “For Umno, we will continue our agenda because we have a lot of work left to be done, ” Bernama quoted Najib as saying in Jeddah.
“I hope we will focus on our struggle so Umno is stronger in facing the challenges, especially the next general election,”
Meanwhile, Bernama also reported, Najib said Malaysia is on the lookout for more business and investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia that could help spur the Southeast Asian country’s economic growth.
The Prime Minister noted that Malaysia had developed its own strengths in fields such as airport management, healthcare, power production and public housing, among others, that could be of benefit to Saudi Arabia and other countries.
“We need to go out and explore new opportunities that could boost our economic growth.
“With slumping oil prices, we must introduce more diversification in our economic strategies,” he told Malaysian media after delivering his keynote address at the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) 2016 here Tuesday night.