It’s been over 70 days since Pakatan Harapan won the 14th general election (GE14).
Day by day, it’s getting clearer and clearer that the coalition isn’t intent on fulfilling its election manifesto. The notion that Dr Mahathir Mohamad “swooped down from heaven to save Malaysia” is quickly fading to a dim memory and is currently shunned by the right thinking Malaysian. The man on the street no longer sees salvation in him and realises that people were bought with fake promises and thousands of meaningless words.
Even the civil servant is crying foul.
Today, he sees ministers dishing out fake figures that contradict findings by well-respected institutions. These ministers insist that the national debt exceeded RM1 trillion under the administration of Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak. But the official calculators are crunching very different figures whenever anyone attempts to do the math. These figures tell you that the government is bent on demonising Najib just to justify the need to revamp his policies.
And revamp his polices it did.
With the help of a non-elected group of condescending elders, Mahathir stepped on the toes of some DAP ministers to trigger infighting in Pakatan Harapan. The move was intended to keep the coalition busy while he and the elders worked out some billion-dollar enrichment schemes. The man on the street was given the impression that change took time to effect as the federal administration was filled with corrupt officials. But all the while, Mahathir and the elders were renegotiating infrastructure projects with China to rake in some billions from nothing but out of thin air.
And who’s paying the price for it?
Why, you are, of course.
For the renegotiations to happen, Mahathir deliberately dished out fake debt figures to divest investors of their shares in major government-linked corporations. The move afforded his cronies the luxury of purchasing those shares at dirt cheap prices while the man on the street paid more for his bread and butter. The cronies are currently having a gala time discussing profits in shareholding terms while you’re left to contend with a badly damaged economy.
Enough is enough.
On Sunday, Pergerakan Malaysiaku Tanahairku will launch a People’s Declaration to present Malaysians the opportunity to voice their opinions objectively. The declaration is pursuant to terms discussed during a grand gathering held in Petaling Jaya yesterday to discuss the current state of affairs plaguing the country and its economy (see video below for post-discussion excerpts). It is hoped that the declaration will be participated by as many people as possible and serve as the vox populi on the federal administration of Malaysia.
Do it because you believe in Malaysia. Do it because you believe in you. But most importantly, do it because you believe that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few and that the government of the day must always be held accountable for its actions no matter how imperative or trivial those actions may seem.