KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Parliament from across the political divide must heed to the will of the Rakyat, and rise above factional politics to reform and govern the country together, said Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) president Muhammad Mohan.
As such, he said TI-M calls upon the newly-appointed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the government to make good on all their manifesto promises without excuses, delays and u-turns.
The manifesto should be fulfilled especially those that have been delayed due to Pakatan Harapan’s last removal from the government after the ‘Sheraton Move’, he said in a statement on Friday (Nov 25).
While congratulating Anwar on the appointment as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Muhammad said key anti-corruption and governance reforms that must be implemented without delays or watering down include the Political Financing Act, separation of powers for Attorney-General’s Chamber (AGC) and Public Prosecutor and public asset declarations for all elected representatives and senior government officials.
He said the appointment of heads of agencies by the Parliamentary Select Committee, amendments to the Whistle Blower Protection Act and establishment of the MACC as a Commission under the Constitution should also be implemented.
Meanwhile, Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) president Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani in a separate statement said the new government under Anwar’s leadership era seems crucial to lead Malaysia to a higher level and to develop sustainably.
"We hope the new government will continue to engage with UNHCR for refugee protection and resettlement.
"We need your intervention with the UNHCR and the resettlement countries to increase the quota for the resettlement as there is no sign that we can return home very soon,” he said.
Zafar said MERHROM are delighted to work together on the management of refugees in Malaysia and hoped that the new government will continue its efforts in providing education to the refugees as well as other basic rights. - Bernama