Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is under the impression that the “million march” held on the 8th of December 2018 was a demonstration to topple the federal government.
G3 wishes to assure the Prime Minister that the rally was no demonstration, but a mark of unification and sign that Malaysian Muslims have been sparked and are ever ready to unite the minute Islam is perceived to be under threat.
If we had wanted to topple government, we would have led the 1.5 or so million strong crowd to Putrajaya.
We did no such thing because Islam forbids its faithful from waging war against the wishes of the ummah.
Let the ummah decide the future of the country.
Those who are attempting to brush off the turnout with claims that numbers don’t matter haven’t the faintest idea what the gathering was all about.
We know what we did and why we did it and what it means to the future of the country.
I’ll write more about it in an upcoming article.
KUALA LUMPUR: Demonstrations can never topple a democratically elected government, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said that although the Pakatan Harapan government allowed street demonstrations, it was only through elections that the government could be changed.
“If elections are set aside, instead we follow what the demonstrators want, democracy will not surface. While we allow demonstrations, small or big, demonstrations by themselves cannot bring down the government.
“What can bring down the government is elections,” he said during an interview on TV talk show Bicara Khas Bersama Perdana Menteri, on RTM1 on Monday night.
He was commenting on the anti-ICERD (International Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racism) turned “thanksgiving” rally by the opposition in the federal capital on Saturday.
The prime minister also said elections could be held earlier to gauge the people’s support if it was clear the existing government had failed.
Source: NST Online