Najib: Billionaires became rich because of our policy


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 18 Feb 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian billionaires became rich because of the country's policy and stability, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday.

"I looked at yesterday's newspapers... the list of Malaysian billionaires. I studied each one of them. Maybe some in this room today. Every one of them became rich because of our policy," he said when opening the one-day "Malaysian Chinese at the Political Crossroads" conference jointly organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute and the MCA think-tank, Insap, here.

Najib said these billionaires either held concessions or were in the right place and at the right time.

He said that the billionaires benefited from the stability of Malaysia and the government would continue to ensure growth and create more and more opportunities.

According to Najib, the Malaysian Chinese are more entrepreneurial compared to the Bumiputeras and the government would continue to make Malaysia a better place to do business.

"Even if they don't get concessions, they have to be in the right place and at the right time. They benefited from our policy, they benefited from the fact that we gave stability to this country.

"We will continue to ensure that the nation grows and creates more and more opportunities," he said.

Najib also said that the government would continue to listen to the problems of the Malaysian Chinese.

"We will make sure there are more opportunities for them to advance in this country," he added. Bernama

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