Monday, March 4, 2013

Will the Prime Minister dare to debate with Anwar Ibrahim on the PR Manifesto?

Speech by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat at DAP Dinner held at Tawas on Sunday, March 3, 2013

Will the Prime Minister dare to debate with Anwar Ibrahim on the PR Manifesto? 

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib said that the Barisan Nasional government will fully counter the PR manifesto which it sees as a political gimmick to please the people.

Since PR Manifesto was launched, BN leaders have been waging non stop attacks on it, from claiming that the manifesto contains promises that cannot be kept to alleging that PR’s plans can bankrupt the country.
Celebrating Kit Siang's Birthday
When PR said earlier about implementing free education for Malaysians up to the level of university, BN said that PR will bankrupt the country.

Tell me which country in the world has gone bankrupt for providing free education to its citizens?

BN is only attacking us because it has failed to do what a good and competent government ought to do.
BN is now running scared that its failures can result in further decline of the people’s support. Hence BN‘s attacks on our Manifesto do not come as a surprise but to be expected.

PR leaders are not in the business of cheating the people. We have spent days and nights working on the PR Manifesto and the contents are practical policies and measures that can be implanted.

What we need is the people’s mandate to form a new Putrajaya and I call on Malaysians to go for change at the next election and install a new PR government.

Sdr Anthony Loke giving his speech
If the Prime Minister really thinks that PR Manifesto are pure gimmicks to please the people, I challenge him to have a public debate with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on PR Manifesto.

Will the Prime Minister dare to debate with Anwar Ibrahim on the PR Manifesto?

MCA President Chua Soi Lek has of late been saying that DAP can only be kings in Penang but we have not much say in other states.

Let me ask him if MCA was ever “kings “in any place for the past t 55 years?

The truth is MCA has always been   a party “in office but not in power” and hence it has failed to champion the rights of the Chinese community.

In fact, Chua is going to achieve a political  record which no other MCA Presidents  has  ever achieved—that he will not be allowed to contest in a general election ,

This is because he is not regarded as a winnable candidate and he cannot decide his own candidatures.
If MCA leaders including the President himself cannot even decide their own candidatures, how can they stand up against Umno the big brother?

Chua has also attacking the DAP by alleging that DAP is giving the people false hopes. He has talked about the dangers of DAPs ‘ calls for Ubah.

The Tawas group which worked hard for the Dinner
Former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir has also warned about change, claiming that much will be destroyed if PR forms the new Putrajaya government.

The 2008 political tsunami brought a new political landscape which was not expected. BN was dealt its worst ever electoral disaster.  Was Malaysia ruined because of the 2008 general election?

Malaysia was not ruined. Instead BN will have to compete hard for the people’s votes. BN can no longer take the people’s support for granted.

There is no doubt that Najib made some efforts to try to regain lost BN support. But time has shown that BN is a party that cannot give real hopes and change that the people want.

Despite all the talks about transformation, corruption remains rampant, national debt has been on the increase and even a basic issue like making the people free from fear of crime cannot be resolved.
There are many more issues which BN has continued to fail the people despite having been in powe
r for more than 5 decades.

There will definitely be better days with a new Putrajaya government.

PR leaders are committed to political change. We have good, fair and practical policies. What we need is the people’s mandate.

Come the next general election, give us your mandate and lest usher in a new era of Malaysia where all Malaysians can feel belonged to and enjoy equal place under the Malaysian sun.

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