Najib Abdul Razak is always thinking about the best approaches to help the rakyat (people) and that is the prime minister's way of expressing the spirit of patriotism, said his wife Rosmah Mansor.

She said this when asked how Najib expressed the spirit of patriotism in an interview on talk show 'Langit Biru' by Bernama Radio and National Civics Bureau at Wisma Bernama in Kuala Lumpur today.

Rosmah said Najib was working hard to develop the country, and "he never stops thinking of what else can be done for the people so that they are more at peace and earn more income.

"How to attract more investors, (he) is always thinking about the wellbeing and comfort of the people," she said when asked by the programme's host, Wan Syahrina Abd Rahman.

The programme which was aired for the first time today was conducted by Wan Syahrina together with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Azalina Othman Said.

Rosmah is the first guest of the programme to be aired every Tuesday from 6.15 pm to 7 pm on Bernama Radio.

The prime minister's wife also cited the goods and services tax (GST) as an example, saying that it was not intended to burden the people.

"(When the prime minister) does something there is a reason... fortunately we have the GST, with oil prices falling, and (if) we did not have the GST, things will be more difficult.

"I have asked why implement the GST... people are angry. On this, he said, 'I want to be a responsible leader to my people and country. I do not want to be a populist leader'."

Rosmah also said that her husband is patient in carrying out his duties as a leader.

"People can see he's really patient. I wonder how he can be so patient. But he says 'don't cross the line' (do not exceed the limit)," she added.

- Bernama

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