Rafidah: Give Pakatan five years before evaluating them


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 09 May 2019

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (pic) has urged Malaysians to judge and evaluate the Pakatan Harapan government, only after its five-year term is over.

The former International Trade and Industry minister said a report card now would only reflect 20% of their tenure

"We must allow the full run of the five years before coming to any judgement and evaluation of the Pakatan Government.

"God willing, PH will be able to meet the expectations of the rakyat before they come out again in four years' time in PRU 15 (next general election),” she said in a statement on Wednesday (May 9), the one-year anniversary of Pakatan winning the 14th general election.

Rafidah said Pakatan inherited a government that wasn't in the best shape.

“No one who knows the real situation would deny that there were problems in the country’s administration and what the previous government left behind in less than a decade of rule,” she said.

She added that scandal after scandal was revealed under Pakatan to be brought to face justice.

“Certain systems were broken. The bureaucracy was tainted by negative values that reflected the erosion of positive values, as well as the slipping of the direction by those who neglected responsibility and accountability,” she said.

In short, Rafidah said, Pakatan had parallel agendas that they had to deal with.

“Some (promises) could be implemented in the shortest time, while some needed longer investigations. There are some new policies that needed deeper study before they could be executed,” she said.

She added that the country’s economy needed to be strengthened and the growth should be felt by all, especially the lower income group.

“All this needs an encouraging environment. There needs to be harmony and understanding among the people,” she said

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Rafidah also wished Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the government continued blessings from God to bring Malaysia back to the heights of success and glory.

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