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Urgent need to end politicking
OLEH: DR KUMAR
I wish to clarify my tweet that was questioned by friends and critics on why did I say Pakatan Harapan (PH) should make a deal with Perikatan Nasional (PN) to stop politicking and focus on pandemic relieve measures for the rakyat.
I am afraid the brief tweet failed to capture fully what I wanted to express in relation to Tony Pua’s comment .
In essence my thoughts are that we face the most serious health crisis of its existence and thousands more are at risk of losing their lives to the Covid-19 virus, the political elite of the country remain engrossed in political scheming.
It is my believe that no Government has a convincing majority to ensure stability and the only way forward is for an interim unity Government as our statement on the 4th August.
My tweet in no way is an endorsement for Mahiaddin that he continue to stay in power but merely a suggestion that PH should talk to PN to form an interim unity government until we can return to election for a fresh mandate from the rakyat.
As clearly stated in our Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) earlier statement, we want the vote of Confidence in Parliament to be done now not September .
If Mahiaddin fails to secure support, new Prime Minister needs to take over to form a interim unity government. We also suggested for a date be fixed for election possibly year from now.
The rakyat should observe closely how the political elite conduct themselves in this crucial period. Are they able to put aside their political games and focus on the well-being of the people?
We are in solidarity with the many who put the peoples interest first and we are committed in building a political movement that is grassroots based and can put forward leaders who truly represent the interests of the ordinary citizens.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
** Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj is Parti Sosialis Malaysia chairperson
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