KUALA TERENGGANU: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged the wives of Barisan Nasional elected representatives to give their full support to their husbands in order to enable them to produce excellent performance in their line of work.
The Prime Minister said wives should not nag their spouses too much as this could affect their job in serving the people.
“A happy wakil rakyat will lead to a happy Barisan as well as the country.
“If your husbands come home late from work, do not interrogate him but instead you should be understanding because they have their duties,” he said in his speech before closing the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) sports competition during a gala dinner themed ‘Malam Sentuhan Songket’ recently.
Najib cited an example of his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who only asked why he was late and nothing more.
“Asking why is enough as understanding your husband’s job is paramount to ensuring he is a good leader.
“My lovely wife is understanding and only would ask in a gentle way if I come home late,” he joked, to the applause and laughter of the crowd.
He also reminded the elected representatives to show the utmost appreciation to their wives.
“If husbands want their support, then the wives only want one thing, which is deepest appreciation.
“Never forget to appreciate your wives as their support is so valuable,” he said.
He added he never underestimated the role of wives in supporting their husbands in their daily lives.
Najib said he and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin feared that lack of spousal support would affect the elected representatives’ Key Performance Index (KPI).
Meanwhile, Rosmah who is Bakti president said she was happy the sports competition managed to foster a lasting bond between all the wives.
“The ladies showed outstanding sportsmanship throughout the competition.
“It was good to see the wives showing their skills in badminton and bowling while improving the solidarity among each other,” she said.
Among those in attendance were several head of states, including Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman along with Cabinet Ministers Datuk Seri Rais Yatim and Datuk Seri Noh Omar.