PBM on Malay Proclamation Rally cancellation: ‘Dr Mahathir has not changed his ways’

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KUCHING, March 20: Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) says the recent comments of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the Malay Proclamation Rally cancellation shows that he “has not changed his ways”.

Condemning Dr Mahathir’s recent comments, PBM Selangor deputy chairman Krishna Govinth urged Dr Mahathir to refrain from making baseless accusations and theatrics in the media.

“Dr Mahathir has a history of acting like a dictator during his time as Prime Minister, and his recent remarks show that he has not changed his ways,” said Krishna in a statement today.

He disagreed with Dr Mahathir’s comments about the current government’s handling of the country, given that the latter himself failed to keep the Pakatan Harapan coalition in power during his last tenure as the prime minister.

To him, it was clear that Dr Mahathir has been more concerned with his own personal agenda rather than the welfare of the people.

“As a former leader, he should be setting a good example for the younger generation and working towards the betterment of the country,” said Krishna.

He said PBM will continue to fight for the rights of all Malaysians and promote democracy and justice for all. 

“We believe in the importance of an open and transparent government that works for the people, not for personal gain,” said Krishna.  

Frustrated by four cancellations of venue bookings for the Malay Proclamation Rally, which was slated for yesterday, Dr Mahathir held a press conference to hit out at Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s unity government.  

Calling it a “dictatorship”, Dr Mahathir alleged that Anwar was behind the cancellation of the venues for the gathering.

The 97-year-old politician claimed that the gathering would not cause racial issues but instead it would function as a platform for the Malays to express their unhappiness with the current government, among others. — DayakDaily