PONTIAN (Bernama): The Tanjung Piai by-election is a good opportunity for Pakatan Harapan leaders to explain to the people the achievements made by the Pakatan government despite the constraints it is facing, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the rakyat needed to be informed of the status of reforms promised by Pakatan in the 14th General Election and the reality of the situation they are facing.
Muhyiddin, who is Pakatan deputy president, said Pakatan leaders had also taken the bull by the horns when they were in the opposition.
"Now that we are in the government, it is good for us to come out and meet these people and explain to them. I don’t think you want to hide things.
"By doing so, they will understand, be more considerate and think that the Pakatan government has not failed in its duty to develop and administer the country,” he told reporters after meeting with police personnel at the Pekan Nanas police station here Friday (Nov 8).
Muhyiddin said the rakyat should evaluate Pakatan in a proper perspective by knowing that the Pakatan government has done a lot of reforms.
He said the people should be realistic in their expectations of the Pakatan government because it had done so much despite having inherited a lot of problems and debts from the previous government.
Muhyiddin said the reforms made included the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Plan and compulsory declaration of assets by all Members of Parliament to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
He said this when asked on the importance of explaining certain issues so that Tanjung Piai voters would understand and make the right and informed decisions.
The Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election on Nov 16 includes Karmaine Sardini of Pakatan in a six-cornered fight. - Bernama