Hornbill Unleashed

December 22, 2016

Focus on issues, not PM candidate, Rafizi tells opposition

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

rafizi-ramli_malaysia_600Rafizi Ramli today urged the opposition to stop talking about their candidate for prime minister and its shadow cabinet and focus instead on addressing issues affecting the rakyat.

Voters, especially the fence sitters, the PKR vice-president claimed, were getting increasingly fed up with such talk and did not care who would lead the country.

The electorate, the Pandan lawmaker added, would only become more disillusioned with the opposition should they keep harping on such matters which he said gave the impression they were dividing the “spoils of war”.

“It would be better to touch on issues that are dear to them like the increasing price of goods.

“For me, that is what MPs like us get paid for,” he said at a press conference at Invoke Malaysia here. Invoke is an NGO that was started by Rafizi.

Recently, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang suggested PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail be Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for interim prime minister pending a royal pardon for Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar, who is currently serving a five-year sentence for sodomising his former aide, has always been the opposition coalition’s choice for PM should they wrest Putrajaya from BN.

Lim had also named former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin as the country’s number two.

Rafizi also reiterated that any talk about the opposition’s choice for PM and shadow cabinet merely provided ammunition for the BN to attack them.

“We have to understand that the shadow cabinet is the Achilles heel of the opposition and will be turned into a racial issue.”

PH, he said, should never fall into such traps.

“Persistent talk about a PM candidate or a shadow cabinet will only leave us out of touch with the people whose votes we are banking on.”

Source : Aedi Asri @ FMT Online


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