Report: Mapim says recently inked ‘Malay Proclamation’ uninspiring, merely political stunt
It’s the same old thing as the Malay Dignity Congress and the Malay Economics Resolution. There’s just nothing new here.
(MMO) – The Malaysia Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations (Mapim) said the recently inked ‘Malay Proclamation’ signed between PAS and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was nothing but a political stunt.
Mapim president Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid said there was nothing new or inspiring about the signing while stating there were no tangible benefits to the Malay Muslim community.
“The Malays are weak, they are being dominated and their economy is in bad shape and they have to be reunited (is the message of the proclamation)… there’s nothing inspiring about it, just old narratives regurgitated.
“It’s the same old thing as the Malay Dignity Congress and the Malay Economics Resolution. There’s just nothing new here.
“I think the Malays should not give too much attention to such proclamations but rather demand for better execution of effective social-economic policies,” he was quoted as saying by New Straits Times.
He also claimed it was unsurprising that Dr Mahathir, who is also a former Langkawi MP, would start drumming up support after having lost much political influence.