KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan government must recognise the rakyat's disappointment and be honest about why they are unable to fulfil certain manifesto promises, says DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.
He warned that many voters feel that the Pakatan government was returning to the ways of the previous Barisan Nasional administration.
The deputy chairman of the parliamentary caucus on reform and governance said that the government must reassess its 14th General Election (GE14) promises to boost public confidence in it.
“It has been 444 days since the historic change of government, and it is timely for Pakatan to review its manifesto and the promises made in GE14,” he said in his speech at the Malaysian Economic Symposium at the Parliament building here on Friday (July 26).
The Iskandar Puteri MP said that they must be honest with their plans for the “new Malaysia” to win the confidence of Malaysia's youth.
“Pakatan should be given the space to be honest to Malaysians and admit that some of the promises made are almost impossible to implement.
“I believe Malaysians will appreciate the effort.
“We must send the message and convince them that their disappointment is a mistake and that the Pakatan Harapan government is always committed to lead the country towards Malaysia Baharu,” he said.
Lim said Pakatan must continue to uphold the five pillars of its manifesto which are addressing the people’s burden, institutional and political reforms, sustainable and equitable economic growth, the rights of Sabah and Sarawak under the Malaysia Agreement 1963, and a more inclusive and moderate Malaysia.