Thank you and long live the King

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah

KUCHING, Nov 25: Malaysians must thank the King for the wise decision to settle the political impasse when no parties or coalitions gained the desired simple majority to form the government.

This is the view of a local political pundit of Sarawak, Datuk Peter Minos.

The people had spoken in the 15th General Election (GE15), and the King had given wise advice where there was nothing to be disagreed with. 

“Years of political turmoil and political squabbling in Malaysia, especially in the Peninsular, had made Malaysians tired, weary, and frustrated. 

“Political problems had adverse effects on almost everything — the economy, national unity and harmony, inter-racial relationship, and so on.

“It is high time to start reconciling and start afresh. It is never too late. We thank our Agong and the wisdom he brought about,” said Minos in a statement today.

He opined that following the setting up of the unity government and with a veteran new Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, it can be expected that Malaysia will once again and at long last slowly and gradually rise economically and socially.

“Looking back and come to think of it, we can ask ourselves: Why must we Malaysians hit and hurt each other over politics year in and year out? Why can’t we start forgetting the past and reconcile and live and let live?

“We simply cannot go on like it was in the last few years. It was bad and bitter. We are Malaysians and must be friends as we should and must,” said Minos.

In the multiracial, multi-religious, and multicultural society of Malaysia, serious political differences and squabbles can and will trigger many troubles and “many bad things” which can destroy Malaysia and Malaysians.

“For us in Sarawak, we have no choice but to be friendly with the Federal government. This is for our own good and a bright future. We thank GPS, especially our Premier (Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg), for making a good and wise decision. Sarawak is grateful.

“Let us finally say: The past is the past. (It is) High time to march onto a new political beginning and chart a fresh future,” said Minos. — DayakDaily