Sunday, February 14, 2016

Tell politicians to earn your votes, PAS deputy president to Malaysians

The people must send a message to politicians to earn their votes through hard work, said PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. Tuan Ibrahim said Malaysians must persevere at a time the country had become synonymous to financial scandals. "The people must continue to pressure the government and the opposition, namely the politicians, to do right for the nation. "The people must be brave to voice out their objections and put pressure on alleged acts of power abuse and fraud by the government. They must also be firm with the opposition on the same issues," he said in a statement today. Tuan Ibrahim said the country's future was on the shoulders of its citizens, who he said were the real bosses of Malaysia. Instead of concentrating efforts to remove a person, he said people could try to promote a politician, whom they think has the ability to lead the nation. "When a new leader rises, the old one will fall," he said. Malaysia's global reputation has been in tatters since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was linked with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the RM2.6 billion donation scandals. Tuan Ibrahim added that the reputation of Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali also took a blow recently when he refused to charge Najib. "These events have hurt Malaysia's name and the people are forced to shoulder the burden that have come in the form of a falling ringgit, negative international press reports and a slanted view by other countries," Tuan Ibrahim said. He said Malaysians from all walks of life were now ashamed of what had happened to their country, and were eager to be proud again of the nation's institutions. He said the people longed praises for their country and wanted to be able to proudly say they were Malaysians without being reminded of scandals. "The people want the country to be praised for having clean, responsible and accountable leaders, who can inspire confidence. "They want to be proud of their system of justice, and to have an attorney-general who is independent and fair to all Malaysians, regardless of who they are," he said. – February 14, 2016.]]>

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