KUALA LUMPUR, August 16 — Perikatan Nasional (PN) rejects calls by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) for a cross-party peace agreement aimed at maintaining political stability in the country.
New Straits Times Today, it was reported that PAS vice president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said that real stability comes from effective leadership guiding the nation with clarity and strategic planning, suggesting that changes in government are acceptable within legal and democratic parameters, especially when the current administration is unstable. .
“The rejection of the Rekyats in the state elections was due to their frustration with what had happened and especially with the uncertain course of economic issues and cost of living.
“If the current government is unstable, of course the people would like to see a more stable government.
As long as it is within the legal framework and the democratic system, which is the essence of the country, everything is possible,” he said.
Federal Territories PN information chief Mahathir Mohd Rais stressed the importance of distinguishing between political maneuvering and genuine concern for the country’s well-being when considering proposals for a peace deal.
He argued that stability should not suppress legitimate political opposition or hinder necessary changes in leadership.
While he acknowledged that Bersih’s proposal stemmed from their own advocacy, he stressed that PN should prioritize the well-being of the people they represent.
“The results of the last six state elections, in which we (PN) won 146 out of 245 seats, point to a shift in voter sentiment and a clear imperative for change.
“It underlines the need for the government to recognize the voice of a significant part of the population,” he said.
However, representatives of the union government expressed their support for this proposal.
Umno high councilor Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi hoped the proposal would be presented at a high council meeting.
While underlining the need to prioritize national stability until the upcoming 16th general elections, he suggested that non-governmental organizations could lead efforts to pressure the main parties, Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional and PN, to accept the proposal.
“I’m sure Prime Minister Datuk Seri Enver İbrahim will also agree. In this difficult time, he needs to focus on the economy of the nation and the country.
“I hope PN chief Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be open to accepting Bersih’s proposal.” He added that PN will need a stable and peaceful environment to create opportunities for advancement in Terengganu, Kelantan and Kedah.
Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen, head of Pakatan Harapan Youth, reiterated the sense of unity, stability and economic focus, noting that consensus is essential for investor confidence and consistency in economic policies.
“If there is a need for a written memorandum or agreement, a memorandum of understanding or a trust and supply agreement like those signed before, I think it should be discussed appropriately.”
“Even in his speech at the end of the state elections, the Prime Minister called for reconciliation and unity to rebuild our nation.
“Such a compromise is important for stability because it provides greater confidence for investors, as well as certainty and consistency in economic policies, which is important for creating a favorable ecosystem for investors.”
Datuk R. Ramanan, PKR vice president of information, criticizes the Opposition for prioritizing politics for the good of the nation over cooperating with the unity government.
“Despite many offers from Enver, they never accepted them, instead insisting on the fact that they wanted allocations – we want this, we want this.” New Straits Times.
On 14 August, the election watchdog reiterated its call for the unity government and Opposition pact to sign a cross-party peace agreement after the conclusion of the elections in the six states.
Bersih believes that this agreement will give confidence not only to the public but also to domestic and foreign investors, enabling the country to concentrate on economic recovery.
On July 16, Bersih issued a statement urging the federal government and the Opposition to sign an inter-party peace agreement after the state elections.
The reform group noted that the unending politics that has engulfed the nation over the past few years has intensified with each upcoming election, not only distracting from the task of running multiple governments, but also scaring the vast majority of Malaysians. daily challenges of life.
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