Sunday, August 16, 2015
Conspiring to topple government, undemocratic - Salleh
Hamzah Hamid, Astro Awani
August 16, 2015 10:50 MYT
KUALA LUMPUR: Conspiring with outsiders to topple the government is an undemocratic act as the political landscape of the nation should only be determined by Malaysians, Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said.
He said there must be a basis to such claims as Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi himself had spoke about it.
“We are a government elected by the people. Any changes, if any, must be done during general election as the GE is the time for us to compete in politics,” he said when met during the cycling event, Kayuhan Sehati Sejiwa, today.
He said during GE, both sides of the political divide will present their economic and political policies and the people can determine which party should rule.
“What is wrong is when we are involved in attempts to topple the government undemocratically where we conspire with certain quarters especially now that the involvement of foreign money is proven in determining Malaysia’s political landscape,” he added.
Salleh cited the Sarawak report as an example of a media owned by a foreigner who try to manipulate facts with tampered documents.
He said the only place for the people to make their choices is at the polls.
“The people have given the mandate to the Barisan Nasional to rule during the last GE. So, we should be given the trust to continue carrying out our policies. That is democratic principles,” he added.
On Saturday, a certain leader from UMNO is involved in attempts to topple the government, Ahmad Zahid said.
“I do not want to reveal it.... but I can smell it. This leader is hoping for the support of 87 Opposition MPs and an Independent MP to overthrow the government using a back door,” said Ahmad Zahid at the Ampang UMNO division yearly meeting