Tuesday, April 10, 2012
BN media blitz continues on 'Najib's achievements'
The nationwide tour of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to present his three-year report card titled 'Fulfulling Our Promises' (Janji Ditepati) has extended to the print media, with full page advertisements published in all the major dailies today.
Newspapers in all languages carried a full page colour advertisement listing the total cash distributed to the people by the Najib administration in the past one year.
The payments were made under Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M, RM2.6 billion), Program Kebajikan Rakyat 1Malaysia (Karisma, RM1.4 billion), RM200 book vouchers for school and college students (totalling RM263 million) and RM100 in student aid (RM550 million in all).
The advertisements also remind the people that the government subsidises RM20.96 for every tank of 14kg cooking gas cylinder.
'Fulfulling Our Promises' is a campaign to present Najib's report card on the progress achieved under the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) over his three years as prime minister.
It is seen as Najib's final push to galvanise support amid speculation that the 13the general election may be called as early as June.
The campaign, which also marks Najib's third year in office, took off last Monday with a televised speech by the Najib.
It was followed with a nine-stop nationwide tour. The first stop was in Batu Pahat last Sunday, attracting more than 50,000 people from around the southern state of Johor.