A GTA-led government will reflect Malaysia's multicultural society, says Dr M

PETALING JAYA: Should the newly-launched Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA) coalition win the upcoming general election, the government it establishes will reflect Malaysia's multiracial society, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic).

The Parti Pejuang Tanah Air chairman and GTA head said although its membership is limited to Malays, it will be fair to all races.

"GTA has been established for voters, especially Malays.

"People who are tired of politics and the instability of the country since the Sheraton Move will be able to choose a Malay party other than Umno," he said in a statement on Monday (Sept 19).

Dr Mahathir added that politicians in GTA have never been charged in court or been in jail before.

"GTA also has many experienced leaders and intends to establish an independent government that respects the rule of law and the Federal Constitution," he said.

Dr Mahathir also said many Malaysians are tired of politics and not interested in voting.

However, he claimed that if they do not come out to vote, those who will make trips to voting booths will be mostly those who have been paid off by the corrupt.

"The effect is that the corrupt party will win. If that party becomes the government, the damage to the country will continue," he added

He also said that there was poor voter turnout for the Melaka and Johor state polls, with 50% not voting.

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"The problem is that voters who reject bribes have no choice... voters need to have an option other than what is available," he said.

In August, Dr Mahathir announced the new political movement, which will have an exclusively Malay membership.

GTA plans to field candidates in 120 seats, with its main focus on Malay-majority seats in the peninsula.

GTA comprises Pejuang, Parti Bumiputra Perkasa Malaysia (Putra), Barisan Jemaah Islamiah Se-Malaysia (Berjasa) and Parti Perikatan India Muslim Nasional (Iman).

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