KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (ABIM) lauded the strong position opted by Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman against quarters using cronyism for contracts and positions. Its secretary-general Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz said the stand of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Armada Youth Wing chief reflected the aspiration of the younger generation, who are fed-up with quarters resorting in dirty politics for personal gain.
“His statement should serve as a general reminder that majority of the people in Malaysia, during the 14th General Election, voted in political parties for its values and commitment in championing the welfare of the rakyat.
“The people are longing for political parties that place the welfare of the rakyat above anything else,” said Muhammad Faisal in a statement today. Leaders and members of political parties, he said, must bear in mind that the people are monitoring and evaluating Bersatu during its annual general meeting. He said the same applies for allies of Bersatu in Pakatan Harapan.
“The people are closely observing to check if issues pertaining to development and welfare of the people were highlighted by delegates,” he said. Muhammad Faisal said non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country are also concern with the developments that occurred, which is a manifestation of the people’s derision towards gutter politics inherited by the previous political regime.
“NGOs aspire for new political era, post May 9 last year (GE14), where (leaders and government) are more transparent, open and responsible.
“In this New Malaysia era, practices adopted by the previous regime of power abuse for personal gain should be entirely wipe out from the political practise in the country.
“Hence, ABIM would like to urge the government to galvanise the efforts in carrying out institutional reforms for a cleaner administration free from abuse of power as promised in the Pakatan Harapan’s election manifesto.”
Syed Saddiq, who is also Youth and Sport Minister, chastise individuals and groups using cronyism to solicit contracts and secure positions from the government. New Straits Times.