Today’s event is most significant for two reasons: the completion of the Impian Kelantan project to repair or build 60 houses in Kampung Pasir Tumboh which was destroyed in the Kelantan Great Flood which started on Dec. 22 last year.
Secondly, the announcement of National Laureatte Pak Samad’s membership of the DAP.
Both political coalitions in the country, Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakat, are going through an unprecedented turmoil and chaos.
The Umno/Barisan Nasional coalition is fighting a life-and-death struggle with the daily escalation of the titanic Najib-Mahathir battle, with the former Prime Minister trying to save UMNO for he is convinced that UMNO under Najib would lose the next general election.
The Pakatan Rakyat has also come to the end of the road with the PAS Muktamar motion last week cutting ties with the DAP.
Who will win the next general elections? Can UMNO/BN coalition survive for another general election?
Are the hopes of Malaysians, which represent the majority of voters in the 13th general election, for political change still relevant and alive in the next general election?
The greatest challenge facing Malaysians who committed to political change is to rekindle the people’s hopes that political change in the next general election is still within reach, even if there is no Pakatan Rakyat.
The time has come for a realignment of political forces to keep alive the hopes of Malaysians
in the 13th General Election for political change, which is now postponed to the 14th General Election on an agenda for “Malaysian unity, justice and prosperity”.
National laureate, Pak Samad, who is well known as “Perwira Ubah”, has made a most critical decision for he would be making great contributions to keep alive the hopes of Malaysians that even if Pakatan Rakyat has come to the end of the road, the pursuit for change of Federal power in Putrajaya remains unaffected.
The agenda for “Malaysian unity, justice and prosperity” must be an inclusive programme which rises above the politics of race, language and territory, for this is the only way to unite Malaysians regardless of race, religion or region, to march ahead as one to forge a nation of justice and prosperity.
(Speech in Kampung Pasir Tumboh, Gua Musang on Saturday, June 13, 2015 a 12 noon when launching Impian Kelantan project completing 60 houses after the Kelantan Great Flood)