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Stick to game plan for new Malaysia: Stop the politicking

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Aliran is dismayed at the recent comments and denials being made pertaining to a “unity” government or a “back door” government.

It is bad enough having to contend with internal politicking in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. And now with the recently held Malay Dignity Congress, there is speculation about a plot to create a government through the back door.

Soon after, through a media report, we were given to understand that the PM had turned down an invitation from opposition party Umno for PH to form a so-called “unity government” with Barisan Nasional (BN), Pas and other parties in Sarawak and Sabah.

However, just a few months earlier, another media reported on how Umno rejected Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) invitation to join forces to strengthen Malay unity.

So, what is the public to think? Who is asking whom to do what?

To further muddy the waters, a DAP leader, apparently in his personal capacity criticised the PM’s performance. He suggested that if the Bersatu chairperson tried to break up PH, the remaining parties comprising the DAP, PKR, Amanah, Warisan and Upko could still retain the government without Bersatu. This has of course resulted in a mud-slinging match between some members of the PH coalition.

Again, Aliran asks. What is the public to think?

Aliran reminds PH leaders of their promise to voters at the 2018 general election. It was a promise of change and a commitment to build a new Malaysia.

Voters should not be treated with impunity nor should their votes be seen as negotiable. The voters placed their trust in PH. PH has a duty to deliver on this. It will require a tremendous amount of effort, negotiation skills and courage to stay true to the path promised.

The next election is about three years away. PH needs to serve their time well and deliver on the promises made. Carving out niches of power for personal or party gain should not be in the game plan for the new Malaysia.

Aliran executive committee

25 October 2019

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29 Oct 2019 4.32pm

After GE 14 victory by Pakatan Harapan I seriously thought for once there will be no more Virus or Ticks in Malaysian Politics. Unfortunately its already becoming the same old Barisan National Racial based PoliTicks sucking & screwing up the general public’s mind, peace and happiness. How is this nation going to grow or develop when there is such provocative imbalance among its own citizens.

To make things worst our PoliTick Leaders are so happy to poke their nose into other Super Power countries Rules, Law and Affair. What is this tiny nation going to gain.
What are our leaders trying to proof. Jaguh Kampong????

Rajan Subramaniam
26 Oct 2019 11.37am

Old and confused…. time is ticking.. If can’t bring change move away…

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