Najib’s 100 days as PM a failure, says PAS

The Prime Minister has failed to manage national debt, move towards national reconciliation, curb soaring prices of goods, and reduce crime, says PAS vice president Mahfuz Omar.

Anisah Shukry, FMT

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s 100 days at the government’s helm since the May 5 polls has left PAS unimpressed, given the soaring price of goods, recent shooting spree, escalating debt and lack of any national reconciliation.

“He has failed to live up to any of his promises he made before the general election. In terms of national reconciliation, I have seen no clear commitment towards that.

“All I see is commitment towards the Umno elections,” said PAS vice-president Mahfuz Omar at a press conference at the party headquarters here today.

On the night of BN’s victory at the polls, Najib had vowed to embark on a national reconciliation process to heal racial and political lines.

But his pledge was soon marred when Utusan Malaysia set out to “punish” the Chinese for apparently abandoning MCA and BN in the 13th general election, which saw the ruling coalition suffer its worse loss yet.

The call for national reconciliation also flies in the face of a spate of arrests against opposition leaders such as PKR vice-president Tian Chua, pro-opposition activists, and civilians who allegedly “insulted Islam”.

The hardline approach taken by Najib and his colleagues, particularly Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, towards the Chinese and the opposition is seen as a strategy to curry favour from Umno members in preparation for the party polls this October.

Mahfuz said that Najib, since the elections, had abandoned his responsibilities to the rakyat, particularly in resolving bread-and-butter issues.

“After the election, the rakyat have been burdened with higher cost of living. I am sure that the price of chicken will not go down any further.

“This reflects the government’s failure in managing the issue of people’s livelihood,” said the Pokok Sena MP.