The honeymoon is over – DAP

Najib Razak has his work cut out for him and it is quite clear that Malaysians will not give him a 100-day honeymoon period to perform, says Tony Pua, DAP national publicity secretary.

“He must hence immediately institute firm and resolute measures to eradicate corruption, overhaul archaic and repressive laws and dismantle discriminatory policy tools antithetical to his ‘One Malaysia’ agenda,” he said in a statement Wednesday (8 April).

Pua, who is also MP for Petaling Jaya Utara, said the most decisive and convincing manner by which Pakatan Rakyat have won the two by-elections in Peninsula Malaysia, particularly in Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat where the majority increased by nearly 80%, demonstrates without a doubt the aspirations of Malaysians.

He pointed out that together with the overwhelming results from Permatang Pauh and Kuala Terengganu in the past few months, the people have sent a few messages to the Barisan Nasional government.

He said the results are a clear endorsements of the Pakatan Rakyat 10 month-old Perak government for its multi-racial and multi-cultural policies benefiting the rakyat from all segments of the community.

The Kuala Sepetang polling district where the Chinese community comprises 97% of the 2,311 electorate voted 84.3% for a PAS candidate. This is an earth-shaking result demonstrating that barriers to racial and communal politics are being torn down and are being replaced by the politics of good and quality governance, Pua added.