Dateline: Day 5 after GE14

THE THIRD FORCE

Following are pre-electoral manifesto breaches by the newly minted Pakatan Harapan government, along with inconsistencies and questionable decisions made by the government in the first five days since the 14th general election (GE14) concluded:

1. Backtracked on pledge to repeal Anti Fake News Act 2018. The government announced instead that the Act will be studied and possibly amended

2. Backtracked on Lim Kit Siang’s 2009 EXPRESSION OF DISGUST, in which the senior Lim referred to the culture of party hopping as “a betrayal of the people’s trust.”

3. Breach of constitutional and human rights in imposing travel ban on Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, two individuals who have yet to be charged in any court of law with committing crimes.

4. Allowing Lim Guan Eng, whose credibility is tainted following charges preferred against him on counts of corruption, to handle the country’s finances in an official capacity.

5. Selective persecution of Najib and Rosmah. This is made manifest when one considers that Guan Eng and Dato’ Seri Shafie Apdal, both of whom have been charged with committing crimes, are free to travel anywhere they wish.

6. Implying without evidence that corruption may have paved the way for a BN government in Sabah.

7. Failure to publically stipulate the exact terms and conditions under which the “Council of Elders” function, particularly since their roles overlap extensively with other ministerial functions already clearly defined under existing acts.

8. Backtracking on China’s One-Road-One-Belt projects, including the ECRL.

9. Pahang MB and BN government have yet to be sworn in despite it being five days since the election concluded.

10. Decision to announce a Special Task Force (STF) into 1MDB, but failure to announce similar task forces into other matters of public interest, including the Memali massacre, the Perwaja debacle, MAS losses, the use of Petronas to bail out companies belonging to Mahathir’s cronies, Daim Zainuddin’s untold wealth and the billions accumulated by Mahathir and his children.

11. Fake News by the mainstream media, including one announcing that GST will be abolished effective the 1st of June 2018

12. Announcing the imminent pardon of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim without giving clear indicators if indeed the Pardons Board of the Federal Territories convened to hear his case.

To be continued…

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