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Monday, December 31, 2018

Veterans group hits out at ‘directionless’ PH ministers

Patriot president Mohamed Arshad Raji.
PETALING JAYA: Vocal veterans group National Patriots Association has warned of a bleak picture for Malaysia next year, saying government leaders appear to have no clue to address a variety of issues in the aftermath of the May 9 elections.
“In all the confusion of hate speeches and protests, politicians from Pakatan Harapan parties were not only directionless, but also often contradictory to each other,” Patriot president Mohamed Arshad Raji said in a statement.
The former senior army officer said the post-May 9 era had seen the radicalisation of groups demanding Malay rights, citing as examples the anti-ICERD rally and the blame game in the wake of the violence at a Hindu temple in Selangor last month.
“The Seafield temple controversy that started off as conflicts of organised thugs and hooligans was capitalised and turned into a racial issue to demand resignations of Indian ministers. Even the unfortunate death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, where the culprit is unknown, is capitalised into a hate campaign,” said Arshad, referring to groups who staged protests seeking the arrest of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy.
Arshad said instead of being alarmed over revelations of Felda’s huge debt and mismanagement at Tabung Haji, there were groups claiming to champion Malay rights who indulged in “speeches of hatred” and threats to “run amok”.
“These are important issues that concern them directly, but seem oblivious to them.
He warned that Malaysia would also take the brunt of a gloomy global economy next year, with its weak ringgit already threatening to stagnate growth.
“The outlook for 2019 and beyond is not promising. Malaysians must pull ourselves together to face an imminent hardship of global phenomenon. If we stay united, the hardship will be shared and lessened,” said Arshad. - FMT

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