Pakatan party chiefs unite and say: Stop rhetoric, sidestep polemic

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: Stop the rhetoric that will break our unity, says the Pakatan Harapan leadership.

The chiefs of the four political parties of Pakatan Harapan -- Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Nasional – said that it is time to dismiss polemics that will destroy the country.

“We need to put aside rhetoric that will break our unity. We need to rebut the polemics that will destroy the country. We need to say no to politics that will only profit the minority and not to the benefit of everyone.

“We have to continue to be confident that to build a country is an effort that needs strong commitment, sincere intentions, belief in the people, and a clear vision to raise the degree and dignity of the people to higher levels, ” said a joint statement from all four party heads.

The statement was signed by Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu.

They called on the nation to uphold the Federal Constitution and a country ruled by law.

“In recent days, Malaysians have talked about varying issues – from economic challenges, questions of race and religious perceptions, the teaching of khat, to development issues – as Malaysians today can voice their opinions easily on social and mainstream media.

“As we approach the 62nd Independence Day and 56th Malaysia Day, we should take the opportunity to think over the successes we have achieved together and the challenges which we will have to overcome in order to build a clean, just and successful country, ” they said.

They also said that their statement was in response to the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's call to double efforts to retain a peaceful and respected country.

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