Monday, June 22, 2009

Pakatan Rakyat says NO to Unity Government with UMNO/BN - a Joint Press statement was issued

Well, at last the Pakatan Rakyat leaders met and we do not have to worry anymore about this 'UNITY Government' with the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional...

Their joint statement is as follows:-

Press Release
Pakatan Rakyat Council of Leaders
22 June 2009

The Pakatan Rakyat Council of Leaders today Monday, 22 June2009 held a meeting at the office of the Opposition leader and agreed on the following:

1. All the component parties of Pakatan Rakyat reiterate their commitment to each other and to strengthen the coalition in order to help form the future Federal Government

2. The Pakatan Rakyat Council of Leaders reaffirms our rejection of the idea of forming a Unity Government with UMNO/Barisan Nasional which is clearly a malicious and desperate attempt to compromise the integrity of the increasingly popular Pakatan Rakyat

3. Pakatan Rakyat agrees to adopt an open approach and is willing to hold discussions with the leaders of Barisan Nasional on issues of national interest such as economic recovery, improving the quality of education, restoring the integrity of the judiciary, abrogation of the Internal Security Act (ISA), the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scandal, abuse of power by the police leadership during times of increasing crime, eradication of corruption, establishment of good governance and to hold immediately a free and fair election to resolve the Perak crisis.

This statement, was signed by the 3 big-guns of DAP, PAS and PKR. For PKR, it was the 'Supreme Leader' Anwar Ibrahim who signed the statement - not the President of the Party. (Sounds a bit like Iran, does it not...?)

The PKR, DAP and PAS leaders reiterated their commitment to the opposition coalition with the aim of forming the federal government someday.

The joint statement was signed by Opposition Leader and PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim, DAP's Lim Kit Siang and PAS president Abdul Hadi - Malaysiakini, 22/6/2009, Unity gov't: A united 'no' from Pakatan

Pakatan Rakyat rejected the proposed unity government with Umno at a meeting of alliance leaders in Parliament Monday.- Star, 22/6/2009, Pakatan Rakyat rejects unity talks

Now, the Pakatan Rakyat should sit down and come out with clear common positions of Pakatan Rakyat on the many issues that is confronting Malaysia today...

HEALTHCARE - Free healthcare for all. Government shall also re-imburse cost of travel of the poorer persons immediately when they arrive in the clinics/hospitals - this to prevent the sick from being deprived healthcare by reason of monetary reasons. We shall be introducing a medical response programme - whereby doctors will go to the sick directly when there is an emergency. Doctors shall visit the sick - especially the elderly in their homes (or the government will make arrangements for them to be brought to hospital). There will be clinics set up at all Detention Centres, and Prisons - and everyday, all lock-ups around the country will be visited by a doctor (or at the very least a medical assistant). - This is the things that Pakatan Rakyat shall be implementing... (It is things like this that Malaysians want to hear from Pakatan Rakyat..)

Currently, they still behave like the Opposition in 2004 and before (and that is no more - for today they rule 4 [could have been 5] States and they may become the Federal Government come next elections if the Malaysian people is convinced that things will be different and better than it is today under the UMNO-led BN..

So, please sit down together and brainstorm and tell us Malaysians what will change. Do not tell us slogans like there will be 'independent judiciary' , etc - tell us the details..please.

SLOGANS were OK for GE2008 - but the people want more...they want real details..

More Democracy - Local Council Elections, Elections of kampung/kampung baru/tamans/orang asli villagers of the heads and main committee, Elections of Penghulus, Elections of Senators by the people...I can go on and on ...maybe later...

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