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Warisan Kekal Berprinsip, Bukan Dikawal Oleh Sesiapa

“Amat mengejutkan dan melucukan dakwaan sesetengah pihak yang berani mengatakan bahawa Warisan adalah di bawah pengaruh seseorang seperti Tun Mahathir.”

“Harus diingat penubuhan Warisan adalah hasil daripada suara PERPADUAN rakyat Sabah untuk melihat perubahan berlaku dalam lanskap politik negara khususnya bagi menentang kerajaan yang rasuah, kleptokrat dan tidak telus. Memetik kenyataan Setiausaha Agung Warisan Datuk Loreto Padua Jr. berkenaan perkara ini yang mana ianya amat tepat dan kita di sayap Wira Warisan menyokong akan kenyataan tersebut.”

“Kita tahu ada pihak-pihak tertentu yang sengaja untuk mencemarkan nama dan misi perjuangan Warisan. Bagi kita, ianya hanyalah persepsi yang jauh terpesong dan mereka sebenarnya khuatir dengan keupayaan dan kekuatan parti yang berlandaskan kesatuan semua kaum ini.”

“Sejarah membuktikan bahawa kita tidak pernah mahu meletakkan diri kita di bawah pengaruh mana-mana pihak terutama Tun M, semasa era kerajaan PH sekalipun kita bukanlah ahli kepada PH itu tetapi kita hanya rakan sekutu yang menyokong dan berjuang di atas prinsip yang sama.”

“Kita mungkin hanya berkongsi wadah perjuangan yang serupa dengan pihak lain dalam menentang kleptokrasi, rasuah dan ketidaktelusan, namun untuk kita ‘dikawal’ oleh pihak tertentu adalah seperti jauhnya panggang dari api.”

“Sebagai contoh, konsep UNITY atau Perpaduan yang dicaknakan dalam perjuangan Warisan adalah hasil terjemahan kepelbagaian suku kaum dan agama orang Sabah itu sendiri. Rakyat di bawah panji Warisan kuat berpadu dan bertoleransi dan dapat membawa suara perjuangan orang Sabah itu dapat didengar ke seluruh pelusuk tanah air. Terbukti dengan usaha kita selama ini menghasilkan beberapa kejayaan yang telah kita kecapi khususnya dalam perjuangan kita menuntut hak rakyat Sabah di dalam MA 63.”

“Kini, konsep Unity atau Perpaduan ini ternyata menjadi ikutan dan ‘siulan’ rakyat marhaen seluruh tanah air dalam impian kita membina semula negara.”

“Semua orang tahu, Datuk Seri Shafie selaku Presiden Parti Warisan merupakan individu yang telah memperkenalkan dan selalu menekankan kata-kata ‘We are here to build a nation, not a particular race or religion’, bukannya Tun M atau Datuk Seri Anwar mahupun tokoh-tokoh lain.”

“Wira Warisan amat menyedari hakikat dan merasai betapa perit dan payahnya kita menyemai bibit perjuangan semasa penubuhan awal parti ini, kita berjuang di dalam acuan perpaduan yang kita bentuk bersama sebagai orang Sabah, kita teluskan perjuangan parti ini atas nama dan kehendak orang Sabah bukannya atas kemahuan atau arahan pihak-pihak tertentu.”

“Kita (Warisan) bukan boneka pada sesiapa, suka saya nyatakan bahawa kami adalah kami, rakyat Sabah yang berpadu menjadi contoh cerminan ulung keharmonian Bangsa Malaysia, kita yakin dan percaya suatu masa kelak kita akan dapat buktikan bahawa ‘Sabah will lead the way’ berpaksikan perpaduan yang sudah sekian lama bertaut di kalangan rakyat Sabah dan akan menjadi contoh ikutan seluruh Bangsa Malaysia.”

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Warisan: Bina Semula Malaysia Melalui Kewujudan Bersama Secara Harmoni

KOTA KINABALU : Warisan hari ini mengulangi komitmen parti itu untuk membina semula ekonomi Malaysia melalui agenda Perpaduan dan percaya bahawa agenda itu dapat dilaksanakan melalui penyertaan golongan muda.

Setiausaha Agung Warisan, Datuk Loretto Padua Jr. berpendapat bahawa walaupun agenda ‘Perpaduan’ yang diketengahkan oleh parti itu kelihatan agak sukar untuk dicapai bagi segelintir rakyat Malaysia, beliau percaya ia boleh dicapai kerana rakyat negara ini sebenarnya tidak ada masalah untuk menerima konsep pluralisme.

“Mengurangkan ketegangan serta menyemai hubungan yang baik antara kaum yang berbeza serta toleransi agama yang lebih kukuh di Malaysia mungkin merupakan tugas yang sukar bagi sesetengah pihak tetapi sebagai parti dari Sabah, sebuah negeri yang terkenal dengan sikap toleransinya, saya yakin Warisan mampu melaksanakannya.

Rakyat Malaysia, terutamanya dikalangan golongan muda, sebenarnya dapat menerima perbezaan kaum dan agama dinegara ini apabila kita semua sama-sama berkongsi pelbagai jenis makanan seperti nasi lemak, roti canai dan nasi ayam Hainan, sambutan agama, pencapaian sukan oleh atlet negara dan slang yang diucapkan – sebenarnya, majoriti rakyat Malaysia samada Melayu, Cina ataupun India tidak menyukai apa-apa benda yang keterlaluan, sikap berlagak atau munafik dan tidak akan teragak-agak untuk bergabung tenaga di media sosial untuk menyerang sesiapa sahaja yang menghina Malaysia.

Asas kepada pluralisma ini sebenarnya telah ada dari dahulu lagi tetapi malangnya telah dirosakkan oleh ahli-ahli politik yang menggunakan polemik perkauman dan agama untuk menarik pengundi jesteru Malaysia amat perlukan pemimpin-pemimpin baru yang mampu memperbaiki dan memperkukuhkan semula asas ini.

Rakyat Malaysia harus menolak pemimpin-pemimpin hipokrit yang bercakap mengenai perpaduan dan keharmonian antara kaum ketika menjalankan tugas sebagai Menteri tetapi berkata yang sebaliknya semasa berpolitik – apa yang Malaysia perlukan ialah konsistensi dan Warisan telahpun membuktikan konsistensi ini,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan.

Beliau juga menolak dakwaan bahawa Presiden Warisan, Shafie Apdal dipergunakan oleh Tun Mahathir Mohamed dan mengatakan bahawa hubungan yang baik diantara kedua-dua mereka tidak bermakna bahawa Warisan dikemudikan oleh bekas Perdana Menteri itu.

“Shafie telah berjuang didalam Umno selama lebih daripada 30 tahun dan sebagai bekas pemimpin tertinggi parti dan bekas Menteri kepada pelbagai Kementerian Persekutuan yang telah menunjukkan prestasi yang baik, kredibiliti dan komitmen beliau mewajarkannya untuk mendapat kepercayaan daripada Tun Mahathir lebih-lebih lagi apabila beliau (Shafie) enggan untuk berkerjasama dengan kleptokrat atau Kerajaan pintu belakang.

Tetapi ini tidak bermakna Warisan dikawal oleh Tun Mahathir – walaupun Warisan bersetuju dengan Tun dan Pakatan Harapan (PH) mengenai pelbagai isu di Malaysia seperti rasuah, kleptokrasi dan ketelusan, Warisan percaya bahawa negara ini hanya boleh menjadi ‘Harimau Asia’ sekali lagi sekiranya Malaysia mengguna-pakai model ‘kewujudan bersama secara harmoni’ yang diketengahkan oleh Warisan.

‘Kewujudan bersama secara harmoni’ inilah yang menjadi salah satu faktor penyumbang yang membolehkan Singapura mendominasi ekonomi global dan model ini kini diguna-pakai dengan bijak oleh Presiden Indonesia, Joko Widodo.

Maka secara ringkasnya, disaat negara ini sedang menghadapi kemelut ekonomi yang kritikal, Warisan ialah ‘akar’ yang sangat diperlukan oleh Malaysia untuk mengaktifkan semula ekonomi negara kita,” katanya lagi.

Sementara itu, Ahli Parlimen Papar, Haji Ahmad Hassan menegaskan bahawa rakyat Malaysia terutamanya di Sabah perlu sedar akan musibah ekonomi yang bakal melemahkan negara khususnya golongan muda sekiranya PN terus memerintah negara.

“Masa depan Malaysia bukan terletak di tangan PN, MN atau GRS – ia terletak di tangan pengundi-pengundi yang perlu mencari pekerjaan dan seterusnya membayar apa-apa jenis pinjaman, bill, cukai, duti dan termasuklah saman dan kompaun.

Musibah ekonomi ini adalah benar lebih-lebih lagi apabila ratusan ribu daripada golongan muda kita akan menamatkan pendidikan menengah dan pengajian tinggi mereka pada tahun ini serta hadapan dan mereka akan memerlukan pekerjaan yang setaraf dengan pendidikan mereka dengan segera agar mereka boleh memulakan pembayaran semula pinjaman pendidikan yang telah dibuat oleh mereka sendiri ataupun ibu bapa mereka.

Dan melihat kepada cara PN mengendalikan ekonomi kita pada masa ini serta sikap fanatik berpolitik yang ditunjukkan oleh Muafakat Nasional (MN), masa depan kelihatan suram untuk ratusan ribu belia muda kita ini yang kini perlu bersaing dengan 782,000 rakyat Malaysia yang sedang menganggur dan kita belum lagi mengambil kira kehadiran pendatang asing dengan izin dan tanpa izin.

Tetapi sudah tentu, disaat Umno, PH, ahli ekonomi, persatuan perniagaan dan juga badan-badan ekonomi Dunia memberikan ulasan yang tidak memuaskan tentang prestasi ekonomi negara dibawah PN, Menteri-Menteri PN pula akan mengatakan bahawa semua adalah baik dan tiada apa-apa yang perlu dibimbangkan.”

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Warisan: Harmonious Co-Existence Is The Key

KOTA KINABALU : Warisan today reiterated the party’s commitment to rebuild Malaysia’s economy through its ‘Unity’ agenda and believe that it is achievable through the participation of young Malaysians.

Datuk Loretto Padua Jr.

The Secretary General for Warisan, Datuk Loretto Padua Jr. said that while the party’s ‘Unity’ agenda may seem impossible for some, it is achievable because ordinary Malaysians do actually accept pluralism.

“Forging a better inter-ethnic and religious ties in Malaysia may be an arduous task for some but I believe that, as a party from Sabah, a state well-known for its tolerance, Warisan is up to the task.

The ordinary Malaysians, particularly the younger ones, do actually accept our racial and religious differences when we enjoy and share foods such as nasi lemak, roti canai and Hainan chicken rice, religious celebrations, achievement by athletes and slang spoken – in fact, Malaysians irrespective of whether he/she is Malay, Chinese and Indian all abhors over-indulgence, vanity or hypocrisy and will have no qualm to gang-up in social medias and attack anyone who belittle Malaysia.

The foundation for this pluralism existed since the beginning but sadly been vandalized by desperate politicians through their racial and religious polemics hence Malaysia is in need of new leaders who can repair and reinforce this foundation.

Malaysians should reject hypocrite leaders who talk about unity and harmony as Ministers but says the other thing as politicians – what Malaysia needs is consistency and Warisan have proven this requisite consistency,” he said in a statement today.

He also dismissed the allegation that the party’s President, Shafie Apdal is being used by Tun Mahathir and said that the good relationship between the two does not mean that Warisan is being steered by the former Prime Minister.

“Shafie had been in Umno for more than 30 years and as the party’s former top leader and former Minister in various Federal Ministries who performed well, his credibility and commitment may had earned him the trust from Tun Mahathir more so when he (Shafie) refused to work either with the kleptocrats or the back-door Government.

But this does not mean that Warisan is being controlled by Tun Mahathir – while Warisan agreed with the older statesman and Pakatan Harapan (PH) on many issues in Malaysia such as corruption, kleptocracy and transparency, Warisan believe that the country can only become the Asian Tiger once again if Malaysia adopts Warisan’s model of ‘harmonious co-existence’.

This ‘harmonious co-existence’ model is one of the contributing factors that allowed Singapore to become a global economic superpower and is being adopted cleverly by the Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo.

So in summary, during this critical economic turmoil faced by our country, Warisan is the ‘root’ that Malaysia need to resuscitate and reactivate our economy,” he said.

Haji Ahmad Hassan

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Papar, Haji Ahmad Hassan assert that Malaysians should be aware of the economic calamity that will befell upon country especially the younger ones should PN continue to rule the country.

“Malaysia’s future lies not in the hands of PN, MN or GRS – it lies in the hands of our young voters who will need to find jobs and in turn pay their loans, bills, taxes, duties and even summonses and compounds.

This economic calamity is true especially when hundred thousands of our youths will complete their secondary and tertiary educations by this year and 2022 and they expect to gain employments in accordance with their academic achievements so that they can repay the education loans worth tens of thousands of ringgit made by themselves or their parents.

But judging from the way PN is handling our economy at the moment coupled with Muafakat Nasional’s (MN) excessive politicking and bickering, the future look very bleak for this hundred thousands of our youths who will now have to compete with some 782,000 Malaysians currently unemployed and we have yet to include the legal and illegal migrants.

But of course, while Umno, PH, economists, business associations and even World bodies issued some negative reviews on PN’s performance in handling our economy, its Ministers will say that all is good and nothing to be worried about despite some globally renowned corporations are either closing down or downsizing its operation and shifted to our neighbouring countries,” he concluded.

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Bickering Within PN and MN, Excessive Racial and Religious Sentiments Turning Off Foreign Investors: Leiking

KOTA KINABALU : Warisan today cautioned Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Muafakat Nasional (MN) over their inter-bickering and excessive usage of racial and religion sentiments as political themes that could potentially destroy the country.

Its Deputy President, Darell Leiking said that the bickering between Umno, Bersatu and PAS may very well be the reason why top global investors and multi-national corporations (MNCs) are reluctant to come to the country resulting Malaysia being left far behind by Indonesia and the Philippines in terms of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs).

“No right-minded foreign investor will want to spend billions of ringgit in a country where a non-democratically mandated ruling coalition continue to fight among themselves even after taking over a legitimate Government that was overthrown by several selfish individuals.

And the reluctance by this same ruling coalition to allow the Parliament to re-convene will only serve to reinforce the foreign investors’ perception that the country is now ruled by a junta.

So it is no surprise that Indonesia and the Philippines are now the new preferred investment destinations by MNCs – Umno, Bersatu and PAS cannot provide the stability and clarity in terms of policies that these investors want in the first place,” he said in a statement today.

Leiking who was the former Minister of International Trade and Industry also said that the excessive usage of racial and religion as political themes by PN is not helping in rejuvenating the country’s economy.

“This is not the right time to talk about race and religion – we need to save and rejuvenate our economy because hundred thousands of ordinary Malaysians irrespective of whether he/she is a Malay, Chinese, Indian, Dayak, KadazanDusun or Bajau have already utilized their EPF as their last lifeline to survive.

But PN seem to have a misplaced priority when the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) now want to table the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) and Control and Restriction on the Propagation of Non-Muslim Bill.

And while the World is moving coherently to end racism especially through sports and education with thousands of MNCs such as Apple, Google and Starbucks practicing a non-discriminative policy in their establishment, racial division in Malaysia is becoming wider and foreign investors will always want to avoid countries where racial tensions and clashes will disrupt their business activities.

Many of those who spend time talking about race and religion can afford to do so because they are financially well off but thousands of Malaysians who were pushed to the brink of poverty line can’t – they desperately need better jobs and business opportunities to make up all the losses when their savings they were utilized last year,” he said.

He also believe that it will be very hard for PN to convince foreign investors and MNCs to come to the country no thanks to the many blunders and delays that the coalition committed since taking over the Government.

“First impression last and due to the continuos blunders and delays that PN made even after a year in power, it failed miserably in convincing the foreign investors and MNCs either to come or stay in the country.

There were so many investments approved covering the whole of Malaysia in 2018 and 2019 and notably for Sabah, a High Tech Solar Panel manufacturer from China as well as an Australian Food Tech Investment amongst others that needs urgent action on the part of the Government to expedite local authority approvals.

PN must provide a satisfactory service to the foreign investors by expediting all their application because these investors are actually providing jobs and employments to Malaysians.

Even the Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yasin’s trip to UAE was overshadowed by the United Arab Emirates decision to invest US$10 billion to Indonesian’s Investment Agency, a sovereign wealth agency and this tells us (1). how slow PN is to act when it comes to post pandemic economy and (2). the amount of trust the Arabs have towards Indonesian leaders.

If INA can manage the US$10 billion responsibly with no issue and to satisfaction of the said United Arab Emirates, then obviously more investments worth billions of dollars will come from UAE into Indonesia and knowing that UAE is making money in that country, other Arab countries will follow suit.

And while Indonesians are happily making money from the incoming FDIs, Malaysians will continue to be divided because of the race and religion cards played by PN and its political partners,” he concluded.

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Warisan: Allow a Dewan Rakyat Special FDI and Economic Sitting

KOTA KINABALU : Warisan had today called for the PN-led Federal Government to allow a special Dewan Rakyat sitting to enable Members of Parliament (MPs) to debate on the current foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic condition in the country.

The Treasurer-General of Warisan, Terrence Siambun said that the decision by IBM to close down its Cyberjaya Global Delivery Centre on May 31 that will affect at least 1,000 employees as reported by the Edge should serve as an eye-opener to everyone about the truth on the country’s FDIs.

“We’ve lost several top global tech investors earlier in the likes of Hyundai, Panasonic and Google and now, IBM so obviously if this trend of foreign investors closing their facilities in Malaysia continue, it will be very difficult to persuade other top global companies to come and invest in Malaysia or even to continue its operation here.

This is so since reputation precede everything – if top global companies thru their due diligence believe that Malaysia simply isn’t worth it anymore for them to spend billions of ringgit worth of investment, then they will go to neighbouring countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines.

Why are we losing out to these countries and why the PN-led Federal Government’s initiatives (to attract FDIs) are not effective? If the reason is Covid-19, then we all face the same pandemic.

We will still be receiving FDIs but obviously, it will not be in the likes of Tesla or Amazon but some unknown companies that produces generic products or worst, may cease operation after a few years,” he said in a statement today.

He said that the special Parliamentary sitting will allow MPs to not only deliberate on the country’s economic direction in relation to the FDIs but with regard to employment.

“It is imperative that the Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yasin allow this special sitting to be held immediately since it had been reported by FMT that 30% of the Malaysians have already depleted their EPF savings to mere RM100 and it will be a struggle for them to provide education to their children in near future or once these contributors have reached 50.

Since many of the PN Ministers or GLC Chairmen are guaranteed to live luxuriously with fat pensions, they should do justice by allowing the peoples’ assembly to commence immediately and to allow elected representatives to voice out their constituents’ concern.

Jobs and economic rejuvenation are the 2 things what Malaysians desperately want now so they can quickly make up to the massive losses they last year – I think majority of Malaysians have grown tired with the political bickering between Umno, Bersatu and PAS who form the Federal Government that has been happening since early 2020.

And it is apparent that the PN-led Federal Government’s initiatives are off target because everyone is still complaining – the tourism and hospitality association, the small and medium industries association, the economists, the politicians and even Lokman Adam is complaining everyday – the PN-led Federal Government simply should not operate in silo and must allow this special session,” he said.

Terrence also pointed it out that PN is not making progress that can be proud of with regards to investment in Sabah rendering PN to depend on the previous hard work by Warisan leaders.

“In Sabah, the inability of PN to attract high quality FDIs had necessitated PN to highlight the natural flair of Warisan leaders in attracting investors such as the KK Resort City, Lok Kawi (which was actually done by Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal), SK Nexilis (by Datuk Darell Leiking) and Linaco Group (by Datuk Junz Wong).

MPs from Sabah should be allowed to talk on FDI and economic issues thru this special sitting especially about tourism and hospitality matters and also regarding the emergence of the Philippines and Indonesia as the new foreign investment destinations that may cause some negative economic impact on Sabah.

Duterte’s pro-China stand and peace at the Southern Philippines while Jokowi’s strategic decision to shift Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan will see influx of FDI to both areas and if the PN-led Federal Government is still unable to steer the country’s economic direction to the correct direction, then Sabah will continue to be the poorest area in Borneo,” he said.

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Control and Restriction on the Propagation of Non-Muslim Religions Bill is Against the Spirit of MA63

KOTA KINABALU : Warisan today demanded the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS)-led State Government to state its stand over the PN-led Federal Government attempt to table the Control and Restriction on the Propagation of Non-Muslim Religions Bill which the party claim will transgress the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Jeremiah Mayo Gitom

The Information Chief of Warisan Penampang Division, Jeremiah Mayo Gitom said that Warisan want to know if the Presidents of GRS component parties such as Yong Teck Lee and Jeffrey Kitingan have full knowledge of PN’s intention before it was announced by the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ahmad Marzuk Shaary on Monday.

“Both gentlemen sits in the PN Presidential Council together with Max Ongkili, who is the President of PBS so obviously, such sensitive issue should had been deliberated by all component parties prior to the announcement.

Sabahans, particularly the Christian communities are deeply concerned and eager to know the gists of the Bill so we want the 3 Presidents to come out in the open and tell us what is it all about for their continued silence will be construed as having knowledge of the Bill and given their mark of approval on the same,” he said in a statement today.

Jeremiah also said that such concern is understandable since some Catholic dioceses and priests are currently broadcasting Live public streaming of their Mass Services through Facebook in Malay language.

“This Live public broadcasting is necessary to enable the Christian/Catholic communities to remain strong in their faith especially during this pandemic period so will such broadcasting be deemed to have contravene the main intention of the Bill?

While Sabah enjoys great religious tolerance evidenced with church and mosque being built side by side at Bukit Padang, this Bill can potentially change everything and small issue such as the said public broadcasting can be manipulated by extremists who may not even reside in Sabah.

If there is any provision in the Bill that contravene the freedom to profess our religious belief in Sabah as enshrined in MA63, then we want the Sabah PN and GRS leaders who sit as the part of the Government of the Day to argue for our case now while this Bill is still in its infancy stage and not by merely debating and casting their disapproval votes at the final stage (MP voting process at Dewan Rakyat) or even commenting about it in the medias,” he added.

Basal Bullah

Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief of Warisan Keningau Division, Mr. Basal Bullah believes that if the announcement to table the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) – also known as Hudud Law and the Control and Restriction on the Propagation of Non-Muslim Religious Bill was made unilaterally by a PN component party, then as the current trustees of Sabah, STAR, PBS and SAPP should show its strong, affirmative principle.

“The onus is upon the component party Presidents of PN and GRS who have full access to the PN Chairman, Muhyiddin Yasin and thereafter to tell the Sabahans and Sarawakians details of both Bills to allay the concern held on their part on the propose regulations which may affect the Non-Muslims religious beliefs.

This issue extend beyond political affiliation or even religion because it affect one of Sabah’s and Sarawak’s special privileges that have been negotiated and agreed to by all signatories to the international treaty known as the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63),” he explained it.

“If such announcement to table both Bills was made unilaterally, then STAR and PBS must emulate the exemplary action by DAP who decided to cut off ties with PAS that caused the collapse of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in 2015 due to the failure on the part of PAS President’s Hadi Awang to have prior discussions with PKR and DAP over his decision to implement Hudud Law in Kelantan.

If DAP cut off ties with PAS because of mere political idealism, what more when it relates to the State’s special privileges especially when STAR and PBS both boast that MA63 is their priority.”.

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The Road to Putrajaya Must not be Obtained at All Costs

We read with concerns the latest development about our Opposition Leader having informal talks with UMNO. Any possible cooperation with any political parties now or in the days to come needs to be based on a common struggle namely having a reformed mindset and a commitment to implement those reforms. Any coalition to be formed must have a noble agenda and a shared value system for it to be sustainable. It is our belief that the existing ‘Kluster Mahkamah’ and even UMNO today do not possess the above agenda and values to rebuild Malaysia.

We have wasted enough time arguing about ‘numbers’ and who should be Prime Minister. A year has passed by after the painful betrayal in the Sheraton Move. We want to move forward. We do not have a shortage of talent amongst Opposition MPs. We want the Opposition leadership to be focused on policies that will win the trust and hearts of Malaysians and lead us into victory in the coming elections.

We do not want to engage in futile exercise to rebuild Malaysia. We do not want to build sandcastles having a majestic grandeur facade but can be easily washed away when the waves come. As Parliamentarians, we want to rebuild Malaysia with the right foundation for without it, this nation will crumble again. We need to learn from the sandcastles built by this Perikatan Nasional government that have no strong foundation and is being held at ransom with constant threats and double-minded resolutions of withdrawal of support from UMNO. We shall not be like them.

The road to Putrajaya must not be obtained at all costs.

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