KUCHING, Jan 1: Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar reiterated hopes to see the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government call for a general election to seek and secure a new mandate from the people to continue leading Malaysia.
“My hope and dream is that the Seventh PM (Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) would wake up one morning, come to realisation and decide to advise the Agong to dissolve the Parliament and call for PRU15 (15th General Election) with no more lies, false promises and exaggerated manifesto from the PH leaders,” he said in a press statement issued yesterday (Dec 31).
In 2017 when PH took over the government, he observed that people felt assured that Vision 2020’s target to become a developed nation with high income status by 2025 as envisioned by Dr Mahathir when he was the Fourth Prime Minister could be achieved.
“But the irony is that the PH administration, led by the same person, has for the last 20 months succeeded in destroying that hope and dream which the Fourth Prime Minister had envisioned 30 years ago,” he said.
As such, Wan Junaidi highlighted that despite a fresh start to a new year, there was nothing to be particularly excited about as the country, under the governance of PH, was in disarray.
“There is no vision of hope and happiness but high expectations for the year 2020. People seemed to be just resigning to the fate of the poor management and administration of the government.
“People are disenchanted with the poor performance and politics of PH government which could not steer and guide the country to seek for a better year 2020,” he opined.
He cited out that the people were unhappy, suffering and confused as they were troubled by the shrinking economy, depleting assets, increasing national debt and increasing price of goods.
“Foreign investors are not coming while those in are getting out of the country. We are making enemies with the world and with those who could contribute to our country’s economy, well-being and welfare. In fact, we are distancing ourselves from the world community.
He was also distressed by the fact the PH government was lacking in initiatives to address the racial and religious tension in the country.
“There is a gaping hole in national cohesion and people are split into segments through words, deeds and actions of political players and manipulators.
“The government is either playing ignorance, lack of initiative and to certain extent created the racial and religious tension through ill-considered deeds and actions,” he claimed.
Wan Junaidi wished that the PH leaders could have in the past year fulfilled at least 10 per cent of the promised reforms, especially the promise to alleviate people’s suffering, generate better income and uplifting overall happiness. —DayakDaily