Saturday, February 27, 2016

Azmin supports Muhyiddin’s call for reforms

Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's call for institutional reforms today received support from another opposition leader, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.  The PKR deputy president said Muhyiddin's call for reform was in line with the stand of PKR, other opposition parties, and civil society. "It is the struggle of the 'Reformasi' movement started by (PKR defacto leader and former opposition leader) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. "This is the moment of change for Malaysia. It is time for all political parties, civil societies, leaders and individuals to unite for the greater purpose to save Malaysia," said Azmin, who is also Selangor Menteri Besar. He said people should unite for reforms following financial scandals implicating the country's top leader, failure of national institutions and moves to restrict the freedom and rights. "We must rise above our differences by our one desire to take over a national leadership that is weak. "The people cannot tolerate with the violation of basic rights. It is not right that the people should suffer injustice in the hands of leaders who misuse power. The people deserve a better life," he said, adding that change was not too late. Muhyiddin, who was suspended from Umno yesterday, has said he will continue to speak out and urged people to go beyond removing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to pursuing institutional reforms. He also called for institutional change to limit the powers of the prime minister over government institutions. Earlier today, Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, who is also PKR vice president and secretary-general, had responded to Muhyiddin's statement, saying he offered a hand of friendship to anyone and everyone who subscribed to the reform agenda. – February 27, 2016.  ]]>

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