Video will prove London event went smoothly, says Najib
Najib said guests at the function were warm and friendly to him. — file pic
LONDON, May 15 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the attempt by two or three individuals to create a ruckus at his meeting with Malaysians here yesterday did not spoil the function.
“It did not disturb me and the situation could be controlled after two or three minutes. We will be showing the overall video recording of the function,” he told Malaysian journalists, here, today.
He said the move to show the video was taken as certain quarters might try to give a different picture of the incident.
“So, we need to correct the perception, to show what really happened, and many attended the function yesterday including Malaysia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Datuk Seri Zakaria Sulong,” he said.
It is understood that the video recording will be uploaded to the 1 Malaysia blog.
At the “Sepetang Bersama Perdana Menteri” (An Evening with the Prime Minister) attended by about 1,500 people, two or three individuals appeared and started making some noise.
Najib said guests at the function were largely warm and friendly to him, they “salam” with him while giving him words of encouragement and many also asked to be photographed with him.
“This shows that the action of the few did not adversely affect the function. It was expected, an overflow from the recent Bersih 3.0 demonstration.
“Definitely they would take the opportunity to exploit my presence (at the function) for their own personal interest.”
He said most Malaysians loved peace and disliked chaos. “They respect the rule of law.
“This could be deduced from my conversations with those present (at yesterday’s function). They not only said positive things to me, but they also rushed forward to have their pictures taken with me.”
But as usual, Najib said, a small group would try to hijack an occasion for a certain objective.
“This was a case of a small minority group trying to dominate a situation.
That is why as the majority, we should not allow this and not feel pressured in this matter,” he added.
Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived here yesterday for a two-day working visit to the United Kingdom.
The prime minister had received an invitation from the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles to attend a reception in conjunction with the conferment of the Royal Charter for the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies this evening. — Bernama