LAST_UPDATESun, 18 Mar 2018 11am

Rosmah Urges Bakti Members To Counter Allegations Against Government

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Prime Minister, today urged members of the Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) to work together to counter the relentless allegations and slander against the government in the run-up to the 14th General Election.

Rosmah, who is Bakti president, said some irresponsible people had resorted to causing disunity and strife but Bakti members should remain strong and face the situation to ensure a Barisan Nasional victory in the election.

“Barisan Nasional must win for the sake of the well-being of Malaysians. If we are seen to be disunited, if we lack solidarity, if we lose our sense of integrity, it would only be a bonus for the other (opposition) side,” she said when opening the 41st general meeting of Bakti here.

Rosmah also urged Bakti members to go down to the ground to make a success of important programmes such as the Islamic Affairs Premier Forum, Session with Students, and Women’s Care Programme in Teluk Intan and Hulu Selangor.

"Despite being kept busy with current demands as the wives of leaders, Bakti members have a responsibility to the association and the people who need attention. I am confident that whatever the challenges and obstacles, we Bakti members must have the courage to face them and advance towards victory,” she said.

"If we co-operate among ourselves, remain loyal to Bakti and are united in any situation, InsyaAllah (God willing), we can endear ourselves to the people,” she said.

Rosmah said the success and progress of the country up to now were the result of the hard work of an efficient and systematic administration under a BN government leadership.

The government proved its capabilities with excellent achievements, nurturing the economy, ensuring peace and security and providing robust infrastructure, she said.

The meeting, which was attended by over 80 Bakti members, was opened by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC) CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood. Also present was Bakti vice-president Datin Seri Hamidah  Khamis, who is the wife of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Rosmah also said that over the past 41 years, Bakti was mobilised strategically and with foresight with the people’s interests at heart, regardless of their background, religion and political differences.

The welfare association always planned programmes which benefited the people in need and the Bakti welfare sub-committee had spent RM1.9 million on welfare activities, she said.

Through the Bakti education sub-committee, RM1.2 million allocated for the Program Dermasiswa  Bakti benefited 2,054 students in the country, while RM50,000 was contributed to each underprivileged high-achiever student in Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, she said. 

In 2017, she said, Bakti mobilised aid for flood victims in Penang, Terengganu and Kelantan, and contributed aid to the next-of-kin of the victims of a fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre here.

"Overall, the Bakti natural disaster sub-committee spent RM270,000,” she said.