DISPELLING the irresponsible slander of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by linking the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) with bribes in the guise of donations of RM500 mil and RM750 mil is one of three reasons for the staging of what is termed as the Himpunan Rakyat Daulat Tuanku this morning (Jan 23).
According to Gerakan Anak Terengganu Insaf (GANTI) chairman Wan Faizul Wan Abas, the assembly is deemed crucial to defend the Malay royal institution and to preserve the nation’s sovereignty.
“The post made by him (Anwar) on his Facebook was not only not retracted but also raised questions from various parties regarding its validity,” Wan Faizul who is also the Gerakan Pembela Ummah Terengganu chairman was quoted as saying by HarakahDaily.
“At the same time, many accusations made by Anwar against the opposition since taking the reins of the federal administration have not yet been proven and remain just accusations.”
Speaking at a special media conference by Terengganu-based NGOs on contemporary issues in Malaysia and Terengganu, Wan Faizul said the gathering scheduled at 10.30am today is also intended to present the grievances of the people to the Malay Rulers “given that the Federal government which exists today is not competent to manage the national economy”.
Elaborating further, he said various evidence can be seen, including the increase in the price of rice, onions, iron, school bus fares and numerous other basic needs.
“Not only that, the Malaysian ringgit and stocks in Brusa Malaysia continue to plummet even though the Anwar-led government often talks about the formula,” chided Wan Faizul.
“In addition, corruption and abuse of power remain rampant, promises made before are broken without any feeling of guilt. In fact, at the Terengganu state level, the petrol royalty is blocked by the Madani government.”
Moreover, Wan Faizul also berated the weak attitude of Anwar and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who are riding on DAP as “increasingly disrespecting and challenging the sensitivities of the Malays and Islam”
Accordingly, he believes that the current government needs to change or be changed.
“On this occasion as well, I would like to represent all the NGOs to pray and appeal to His Majesty YDPA to do something. We are confident that the Agong can use his wisdom to help the people deal with this failed national administration,” he added.
For the record, the National PAS has wholesomely supported a mass movement mobilised by the Selangor PAS Youth to hand over what is termed as “Memorandum Rakyat” to the Agong this morning.
“The National PAS has taken note of the event and has decided to support the mass movement that will take place tomorrow (Jan 23) at 11am in front of Gate 2 of the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur,” acknowledged secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan in an internal memo dated Sunday (Jan 21).
The memo, among others, is directed at all state-level communications secretaries (including Federal Territories) as well as its national level ulamak (religious scholar) body, PAS Youth, women’ wing and its Non-Muslim Supporters wing (DHPP). – Jan 23, 2024