Najib says Government has decided to release 13 detainees from ISA detention. With immediate effect, the temporary ban on two party publications will also be lifted. In his maiden address to the nation tonight, najib also promises to conduct a comprehensive review of the Internal Security Act.
"I will be steadfast in my commitment to meet the needs, aspirations and concerns of all Malaysians," he said.
"I urge us to rise to the challenge of building a One Malaysia. People First. Performance Now."
Expect newly sworn in Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to unveil a slew of populist announcements to win over the support of the people over the next one week. The country's sixth PM will kick off with an appearance on TV tonight where he is expected to give a glimpse of what to expect from his administration. He is likely to talk about his One Malaysia call to bring Malaysians together and the reforms he would be carrying out. He is said to be planning to visit Kampung Baru, Chinatown and Brickfields as symbolic gestures to promote his "one nation, one people" agenda under his leadership. Immediately after the April 8 by-elections, he is likely to name his new Cabinet line-up, which is expected to be smaller. But over the next 48 hours, we can expect a few stunning announcements. Watch this space for details.