PETALING JAYA: PKR MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has called on all Pakatan Harapan leaders and component party members to recommit themselves to achieve its manifesto in full.
The Setiawangsa MP said that while this would not happen overnight, everything they did and said must be towards achieving the goals that had been set out.
“Fulfilling the manifesto will boost our economy, reduce inequality and accelerate nation-building.
“In short, it will move the nation forward and guarantee greater economic justice for all Malaysians.
“We must not only it make it easier for our people to do business - whether small or big - but also create jobs with liveable wages for all Malaysians willing to work.
“So, even as we work to realise our manifesto, the minds of Pakatan Harapan leaders should also be on this: jobs, jobs, jobs,” he said in a statement on the one-year anniversary of coalition winning the 14th General Elections.
Nik Nazmi, who is also PKR chief organising secretary, said the only thing the government should worry about and be unapologetic about was fulfilling the promises of Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto.
He said the promises they made could, should and must be met with hard work and perseverance.
“Saying that they cannot be accomplished will only make Malaysians think that we sought power for its own sake. It will signal to voters that we are no better than the previous regime,” he said.
He added that while they could and should celebrate the memories of 9 May 2018, their hearts, minds and eyes should be on the future.
“Let us never be satisfied with what we have, and what we have accomplished. We must move Malaysia forward. The spirit of 9 May 2018 must live on. We must never let the flame of hope that was ignited that day die out,” he said.
He added that as recent events highlighted, the expectations of Malaysians were high and they would not hesitate to punish Pakatan Harapan if it let them down.
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