The launching of the nation-wide Pakatan Harapan “Muafakat Selamatkan Malaysia” campaign tonight is line with the historic Citizens’ Declaration on March 4, 2016 to Save Malaysia by demanding the resignation for Datuk Seri Najib Razak as Prime Minister and the carrying out of meaningful democratic and institutional reforms to stop Malaysia from hurtling down the slope of a failed and rogue state.
The Save Malaysia campaign must go back to the fundamentals of the 1957 Merdeka Constitution and the 1963 Malaysia Constitution to ensure democratic and institutional reforms especially to ensure a just rule of law and a truly independent judiciary.
The Save Malaysia campaign can only succeed if Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation, are prepared to take a common national patriotic stand to oppose rampant corruption, massive abuses of power, undemocratic practices and widespread socio-economic injustices in the country.
For this reason, all Malaysians, whether in the component parties of DAP, PKR and Parti Amanah Negara in Pakatan Harapan, or the 3.5 million UMNO members and one million PAS members, should come together on a common national platform to ensure that Malaysia becomes a world-class nation respected by the international community because of our accomplishments and achievements in various fields of human endeavor – political, economic, respect for human rights, good governance or nation building of a plural society of diverse races, languages, religions and cultures – not because we have become among the world’s top ten countries in corruption.
This is the time for all patriotic Malaysians, regardless race, religion, or political parties or NGOs, to come together to stop the national rot and regain our national bearings.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should be immediately released from Sungai Buloh Prison to participate in this new national realignment, in the way that Nelson Mandela was freed from imprisonment after 27 years or 10,000 days of incarceration to take a full part and leadership in the process of national reconciliation towards a new South Africa after decades of the horrors of apartheid rule.
[Speech (2) at the Pakatan Harapan ceramah for national launch of “Muafakat Selamatkan Malaysia” campaign at Padang MPAJ, Pandan Indah on Monday, 28th March 2016 at 11 pm]