Friday, March 4, 2016
A side-show with no clear agenda
Salleh Said Keruak
Those who attended the ANC (Anti-Najib Campaign) press conference today were the same voices who have been most vocal and who have been demanding Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's resignation since the last one year.
It was basically a collection of misfits and a motley crew who are united by only one thing: their hatred for Najib.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad talked about removing Najib and then pushing for reforms. But Dr Mahathir was very careful about not going into details regarding what reforms he is talking about. He left it vague.
The opposition's idea of reforms differ greatly from that of Dr Mahathir's. They are not united on the details. That alone ensures that this alliance is doomed from the start just like Pakatan Rakyat was.
Let us first hear what their full agenda of reforms is before asking the rakyat for their support. As it stands now their one and only agenda is to oust Najib. After after that what?
Dr Mahathir said the alliance is merely to oust Najib so that Malaysia can be saved. Saved from what? What he means is the 1MDB issue but he does not want to mention that because the matter has already been resolved and is no longer an issue. Even the RM2.6 billion matter has been resolved.
They need to be honest and not take the rakyat for a ride. They realise that their move to oust Najib has failed and this is just a face saving exercise. It is a side-show to give an impression that the effort has not ended when in fact it ended months ago.