Do not betray the people’s mandate!

Patriot is disgusted with the latest turn of political events in attempting to form a ‘back door’ government.

As has been widely reported, Bersatu and a faction of PKR politicians are trying to form a new government that includes Umno and Pas.

This is shocking especially barely two days after the Pakatan Harapan presidential council had proclaimed the settlement of the issue of prime ministerial succession.

Patriot views this unholy attempt to form a back-door government as a betrayal of the people’s mandate. Patriot will not support any government formed that includes Umno and Pas.

If it is true that the PH government has collapsed, like any mature democracy, then the right thing is to dissolve parliament so that coalition parties can seek a new mandate from the people.

Retired Brigadier General Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji is president of the National Patriots Association (Patriot)

Thanks for dropping by! The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

Our voluntary writers work hard to keep these articles free for all to read. But we do need funds to support our struggle for Justice, Freedom and Solidarity. To maintain our editorial independence, we do not carry any advertisements; nor do we accept funding from dubious sources. If everyone reading this was to make a donation, our fundraising target for the year would be achieved within a week. So please consider making a donation to Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara, CIMB Bank account number 8004240948.
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
29 Feb 2020 10.37am

Civil Society Voices – Do not betray the people’s mandate?

When it comes to power, is the people’s mandate of any importacne and thus relevance to those jostling for positions of power? Appears to be doubtful!!!

24 Feb 2020 10.12pm

POLITICIANS who become Traitors n jump ship should be removed from parliament. They are just making a fool of the system n the people who voted them.
If not happy resign as a MP. DON’T JUMP SHIP N TRY BEING A HERO. Because you are a real ZERO POLITICIAN.