Call for every Minister to declare support for the five Rukun Negara principles or his/her Cabinet position should be vacated

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On this day, I will like to make a proposal to make the Malaysia Day meaningful and purposeful in contributing to the building of an united Malaysian nation out of our diverse races, languages, religions and cultures.

I call on every Cabinet Minister to declare support for the five Rukun Negara principles or his/her Cabinet position should be vacated.

I do not know whether every Cabinet Minister in the Muhyiddin government is prepared to make such a declaration of unequivocal support of the five Rukun Negara principles but the present Muhyiddin Cabinet appears to be the weakest Cabinet in support or the five Rukun Negara principles. This is a major blemish of the Cabinet.

Such a declaration will be most purposeful for two reasons: falling on 2020 Malaysia Day as well giving the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Rukun Negara special meaning.

It is purposeless for our students to memorise what are the five Rukun Negara principles if Cabinet Ministers are not prepared to declare their public support for them.

The ball is in the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin’s court.

Will this matter be decided by the Cabinet at its next meeting?

(Malaysia Day Media Conference by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Sandakan on September 16, 2020)


Seruan kepada semua Menteri untuk menyatakan sokongan mereka terhadap kelima-lima prinsip Rukun Negara, ataupun mengosongkan kedudukan Kabinet mereka jika tidak bersedia berbuat demikian

Hari ini, saya berhasrat untuk membuat satu cadangan untuk memberikan makna dan tujuan kepada sambutan Hari Malaysia dalam proses pembinaan sebuah negara bangsa Malaysia yang bersatu-padu yang terdiri daripada berbilang kaum, bahasa, agama, dan budaya.

Saya menyeru kepada semua Menteri Kabinet dalam kerajaan Muhyiddin untuk menyatakan sokongan mereka terhadap kelima-lima prinsip Rukun Negara, dan supaya mereka mengosongkan kedudukan mereka jika tidak bersedia untuk berbuat demikian.

Saya tidak pasti jika semua Menteri Kabinet Muhyiddin bersedia untuk berbuat demikian, tetapi apa yang pasti ialah, Kabinet Muhyiddin ini kelihatan seakan-akan Kabinet yang paling lemah sokongannya terhadap prinsip-prinsip Rukun Negara ini. Perkara ini adalah satu kecacatan terbesar Kabinet beliau.

Deklarasi seperti ini amatlah bermakna di atas dua sebab: pertamanya kerana berlaku pada hari sambutan Hari Malaysia 2020 dan keduanya kerana memberikan sambutan Jubli Emas Rukun Negara makna yang istimewa.

Tidak ada gunanya untuk para pelajar kita menghafal kelima-lima prinsip Rukun Negara ini jika para Menteri Kabinet sendiri tidak bersedia untuk mengisytiharkan sokongan mereka secara terbuka kepada prinsip-prinsip ini.

Bola kini berada di dalam gelanggang Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Adakah perkara ini akan dibangkitkan dan diputuskan dalam mesyuarat Kabinet?

(Kenyataan Sidang Media Hari Malaysia Ahli Parlimen DAP Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang di Sandakan pada 16 September 2020)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 1:45 pm

    Rukunnegara? It’s time to raise the bar. How about the fact almost 50 years after the NEP, the time to use insecurity as an excuse for legal discrimination is over?

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 17 September 2020 - 5:26 am

    It’s interesting the development in Middle East that Arab states are beginning to formalise relationship with Israel for fear of competition with Ulama led Iran.

    The reason for the dropping opposition to Isreal is prospect of low or declining oil prices from technological change. Arab states that want to maintain their current gov, see opening up as the only alternative to low or declining oil prices.

    Malaysia dependence on oil and commodity prices will eventually have to face the same issue between UMNO and PAS who are now very cozy. What happens when FDI falls or all of it only comes from China?

    Pakatan may not be hopeless.

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