PR to be a govt aspired to by Malaysians
By Chua Jui Meng
Chua delivering his ceramah in Kampung Tanjong Kling, Malacca, on Feb 2, 2013.
A PAKATAN Rakyat (PR) federal government will be one aspired by Malaysians.
It will feature policies and actions prioritising integrity and separation of powers.
We have seen enough of the ills of power abuse and corruption under the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) after 55 years. Enough is enough.
That is why PR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has said that he will not helm the Finance Ministry should he and PR get the rakyat’s mandate to govern.
Anwar has gone through “political hell” and he genuinely wants to lead a government of integrity for Malaysians and Malaysia.
Malaccans are urged to go for change and stop kissing the hands of Umno leaders.
Political leaders are hamba rakyat (slaves of the people), so stop being enslaved by Umno and its policy to divide Malaysians to remain in power for personal enrichment.
Today, we have a prime minister, Najib Abdul Razak, who is also the country’s finance minister.
Yet, he does not have the courage to debate with Anwar on Budget 2013 or explain the hundreds of billions of ringgit in illicit capital out flows and federal debts.
Najib says it is not Malaysian culture to debate. If so, what are our parliamentarians doing in Parliament?
Malaccans listening attentively to what Chua had to say to them in Kampung Tanjong Kling.
In the March 2008 political tsunami, three major states kept BN in power – Sabah, Sarawak and Johor.
Today, the Sabahans’ political battle cry is Ini Kalilah! Ini Kalilah Kita Ubah! (This Time It Is Change!)
The winds of change are also blowing strongly in Sarawak. We certainly hope Malaccans, especially the Malays, will be with us this time around.
BN-Umno’s use of the Land Acquisition Act to “rob” land owners, the majority of whom are Malays and especially in Johor, is clear that Umno is no champion of the Malays.
Umno is only a champion for itself, its families and cronies.
The latest example of Umno’s sin is the plight of the Orang Asal Seleta in Nusajaya’s Kampung Simpang Arang.
Their 1,000-year-old ancestral mangrove burial ground was desecrated by a developer who used sand to bury the tombstones.
They have also lost their source of livelihood because marine life has been depleted off Danga Bay by pollution caused by mangrove land reclamation.
Johor BN is allowing factories and developers to reclaim some 15km of mangrove reserve coastal land for industrial and property development.
It’s a shame that the biggest mangrove in the world in Johor has to make way or allowed to consume nature for BN-Umno’s greed.