KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 — The 14th General Election will be “monumental” and ultimately decide the “fate of this nation”, Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
Addressing the party’s annual general assembly here, the last before the national polls, Najib warned of alleged threats to the future of the Malays, Islam and the Malay Rulers if Umno were to be defeated.
“Let it be known that we are at a decisive and monumental moment because we have in our hands a choice that will decide the fate of this nation,” the Barisan Nasional chairman said emphatically in his policy speech.
“It is apparent that this is no game as the battle strategies will be dead serious and take no hostages.
“Firstly, are we willing to allow Islam to be belittled and insulted on this soil? Secondly, do we want to see the institution of Malay Rulers desecrated or even betrayed?” Najib asked.
Najib, who is also prime minister, further said “institutions that Malays can be proud of like Mara, Federal Land Development Agency (Felda) and Tabung Haji could be sidelined” should his party lose.