FORMER Cameron Highlands MP Datuk Sivaraj Chandran has challenged Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Kamal to come up with an alternative solution to the country’s current economic woes.
Sivaraj said that so far, he has not seen any alternative plans or solutions from the opposition to resolve the issue.
“So, I would like to ask Wan Ahmad Fayhsal, if he feels that the Prime Minister and the government are not resolving the problem due their incompetency, what is Perikatan Nasional (PN) planning for the non-Malay community in this country?
“So far there is no alternative budget or commitment from the opposition to solve the basic problems of Malaysians,” the former MIC vice president was quoted as saying by Kosmo today (Nov 24).
He explained that the people are also fed up with such political statements where the rhetoric of religion and race were used more than trying to solve the problems at hand.
“In this context, Wan Fayhsal needs to be aware that the problems faced by the country are also caused by geopolitical and global factors which have affected Asia and the world.
“So, I challenge him to propose an alternative method to convince the people and the non-Malay community that PN has a concrete solution and is not just riding on popularity by harping on religious and racial issues,” Sivaraj said.
At the same time, Sivaraj acknowledged that people are concerned about the high cost of living, including the rising foreign currency exchange rate.
“I believe the government is working on a strategy to stabilise the situation as best as possible,” Sivaraj said.
Sivaraj was responding to Wan Ahmad Fayhsal’s statement yesterday (Nov 23) that non-Malay voters who are more pragmatic than Malay voters will stop supporting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should his unity government fail to address the basic issues of the people.
“If Anwar’s government fails and continues to fail to deliver promises to the people, I am sure most of the traditional support base from Pakatan Harapan (PH) will walk away from Anwar.
“And perhaps, reconsider supporting PN. After all, what good is rhetoric if you cannot deliver.
“They just want the government to deliver to the best of their ability in solving the basic issues of the people,” the Machang MP said at the sixth Bersatu Annual General Assembly at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) yesterday (Nov 23). – Nov 24, 2023