BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): Despite currently facing a bitter ordeal in his political career after he was linked to a pornographic video, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is still optimistic and vows to continue serving by ensuring his ministry can formulate several new policies to ensure a more sustainable national economy.
The Economic Affairs Minister, who appeared calm when met by reporters after attending a Seberang Jaya state assembly constituency Hari Raya Open House here Sunday (June 16), focused on returning the confidence of foreign investors to the Malaysian market.
"I must have a lot of patience and will continue to persevere. I am confident it is gutter politics by desperate losers who no longer receive the support of the people. But for me, as a leader, we must be firm on this matter.
"My focus now is to continue ensuring the ministry can formulate new policies and we have already started discussing the 12th Malaysia Plan since last month," he said.
He said this was because the government wanted new approaches to be taken to ensure the generation of a more sustainable economy that could bring back the confidence of foreign investors in Malaysia.
"I see positive developments and we give focus to the country’s new revenues and technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital and others because these can generate growth and new resources for the nation," he said.
In his speech, Azmin stressed that he would fight to oppose anybody who was involved in dirty politics.
"As a leader in the party and in the government, I want to declare that I will rise and fight any group, any individual involved in dirty politics.
"We will not allow those who are greedy to win because of their uncontrollable desire to master the situation.
"We want political stability, we want peace under the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed for the sake of the people and the Malaysian nation.
"Believe me, matters like this we can tackle when we have unity. I thank my colleagues who have given me their support whether in the party or the government," he said. - Bernama