3 Bersatu leaders sign Dr M’s ‘Malay Proclamation’

(FMT) – Three Bersatu leaders have signed former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s “Malay’s Proclamation” in their personal capacity.

They are Bersatu deputy president Ahmad Faizal Azumu, information chief Razali Idris and Supreme Council member Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid.

“The three of us had signed it when we attended a buka puasa event at Yayasan Perdana on behalf of Bersatu,” Razali told FMT.

He said he was unsure if any other Bersatu leader had since signed or planned to sign the document aimed at uniting and “saving” the community.

Earlier today, it was reported that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and several leaders from the party signed the proclamation after a meeting with Mahathir last night.

Last week, Mahathir, who was once critical of PAS, said the people should not fear the “green wave” of support for Perikatan Nasional, pointing out that Malaysia saw rapid development when it was governed by a Malay-majority government for 60 years.

Meanwhile, Razali said the proclamation should not be perceived as a racist document as it was just an effort to unite the Malays.

“I see this (proclamation) as something good for the Malays (because of) the goal of uniting them. There is no political agenda behind this. The other races need not be worried about it,” he added.