Challenge for Pakatan Harapan after the Semenyih by-election defeat is to find a formula to be able to continue to inspire hope and support among Malaysians that PH is committed to the building of a New Malaysia and not to out-UMNO UMNO or out-PAS PAS
The challenge for Pakatan Harapan after the Semenyih by-election defeat is to find a formula to be able to continue to inspire hope and support among Malaysians that Pakatan Harapan is committed to the building of a New Malaysia for the benefit of all Malaysians and future generations and not to out-UMNO UMNO or out-PAS PAS
The year 2019 will be a most decisive year in the nation’s history which will decide whether the New Malaysia the Pakatan Harapan coalition of Bersatu, PKR, AMANAH and DAP wants to build is a work-in-progress or a sheer chimera.
May 9, 2018 allows Malaysians a hitherto unimaginable chance to re-set nation-building policies, and although a New Malaysia cannot be built or completed in 100 days or in a few years, but will take a decade or two to accomplish, Malaysians must be convinced that the Pakatan Harapan is committed to the New Malaysia objective and programme and making progress in this direction in accordance with the Pakatan Harapan election manifesto.
The journey towards a New Malaysia must strike deep roots in terms of structural and institutional reforms in 2019 to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity; restore the rule of law; entrench democracy; reform the educational system to make Malaysia a top world-class nation; unite Malaysians of diverse races, religions and cultures and leverage on the assets of the diverse races, religions, cultures and civilisations which meet in confluence in Malaysia to build a new global civilization.
Nation building must not be a zero sum game but a win-win formula. We must fight for the rights of the Malays but not at the expense of the non-Malays. We must fight for the rights of the Chinese in Malaysia, but not to the detriment of the non-Chinese. We must fight for the rights of the Indians in Malaysia without being a threat to the non-Indians in Malaysia. Similarly for the Kadazans, Ibans and Orang Asli communities in Malaysia.