On New Year’s eve, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says it’s time for Malaysia to move on from issues, such as 1MDB and political scandals, plaguing the nation. – The Malaysian Insider pic, January 3, 2016. DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang says his party and Pakatan Harapan are prepared to work with disaffected Umno leaders to rescue the nation from “corruption, socio-economic injustices and nation-building failures”.
He said 2015 was a bad year for Malaysians and there was no sign that 2016 would be any better with many scandals yet to be resolved.
“The greatest challenge is not how to save an individual, whether Najib, a political party or Umno, but how to save Malaysia from continuing with the policy disasters leading Malaysia to a failed and rogue state.
“DAP and Pakatan Harapan are prepared to work and co-operate with disaffected Umno leaders, branches and members in a new political realignment to save Malaysia from rampant corruption, widespread socio-economic injustices and nation-building failures,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Lim added that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s New Year message was also an example of denial syndrome as the prime minister denied the existence of problems and scandals.
Lim cited worsening racial and religious polarisation, increased cost of living resulting from the goods and services tax (GST), National Security Council Bill, RM2.6 billion donation and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as problems plaguing the country.
Malaysia was named the world’s third most corrupt nation in 2015 by US political magazine foreignpolicy.com in its December issue. – January 3, 2016.