Umno leaders told to accept verdict of M’sian voters, work to be viable opposition

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin today called on Umno leaders to get to their senses and start to be a viable opposition.

Sim said Umno leaders should take the verdict of Malaysian voters in all honesty and humility.

“They should repent for all their past mistakes and start to work to be a viable opposition,” he said in a statement.

Sim, who is also PKR strategic director, was commenting on the statement by Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin on the party’s grand vision of forming a new coalition to gain back power.

He said it was “nauseating” to see such statements come out time and again from Umno leaders.

“Previously, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak refused to admit defeat and tried his very best to form an ad hoc coalition immediately after 14th general Election (GE14)

“Then, we see Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi bowing down to appease Pas president (Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang) at every given chance.

“And today it’s Khaled’s turn to say similar nonsense.

“It has just shown that Umno is desperate. Umno warlords who have enjoyed so much perks and privileges just simply cannot survive harsh realities being in the opposition.

“It is also a mischievous psychological game to divide Pakatan Harapan (PH) and create mistrusts among leaders and members.”

Khaled in a statement last night on his Facebook has envisioned for Umno, Pas, MIC, MCA, Gabungan Parti Sarawak and Gabungan Bersatu Sabah to form a new coalition with PKR, called Pakatan Malaysia.

Sim said he doubts that the new coalition envisioned will be successful.

“First of all, the mandate given by the people of Malaysia was very clear during GE14.

“The people had voted for a change. They wanted PH to lead the country. They rejected Umno-Barisan Nasional (BN).

“Secondly, PH is a strong and stable coalition built upon years of close working relationships. The foundation among rank and files is very strong.

“Leaders and members from top to bottom work together closely on many fronts from charting out common visions in PH manifesto to working tirelessly together in campaigns.

“These have forged strong consensus and camaraderie among ranks and files.”

Sim said many leaders were also the victims of political prosecutions during BN rule.

“This experience will not be forgotten easily. It is implausible that they can accept BN as partners.”


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