KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has urged Sabah and Sarawak folks to be fully invested in Putrajaya’s Shared Prosperity Vision today, especially in light of what he deemed divisive politics by the opposition.
He said east Malaysia should take the lead in being key decision-makers of the country’s future, through the vision that every Malaysian should be a part of the national fabric regardless of their ethnic group.
“By adhering to the basic principle of a Moderate Malaysia as outlined in the Federal Constitution, every Malaysian is part of the national fabric of unity, that is inclusive, not exclusive, and recognises differences without any discrimination, and shares responsibilities towards our problems and challenges (especially in achieving Shared Prosperity).
“Lately, certain parties wish to reject this Moderate Malaysia approach by playing up race and religion and fomenting hatred with lies to run down the present Federal Government,” he said in a statement.
“Sabah and Sarawak should step up to be the key decision makers to reject this irresponsible fascist and racist politics,” Lim added.
Lim’s statement comes in lieu of the latest Umno-PAS coalition in which both parties, who were previously bitter rivals, are now united at the belt to push the Malay-Muslim agenda which they claim the current government are neglecting.
The parties signed a charter yesterday that promotes cooperation between the two largest Malay-Muslim parties that are aiming to defeat Pakatan Harapan in the next general election.
Lim, who is also the finance minister, highlighted the fact that a Moderate Malaysia is one that does not single out any minorities, and instead is focused on wealth-creation and equal distribution of it.
“Only a full and unequivocal support for a Moderate Malaysia that does not single out minorities to blame, but is focused on wealth-creation and equitable distribution of wealth from Sabah and Sarawak will ensure that the racists and religious extremists will not succeed in attaining power.
“Such support for a Moderate Malaysia with Shared Prosperity will also benefit Sabah and Sarawak due to the present Federal Government’s commitment towards fulfilling our Pakatan Harapan General Election Manifesto,” said the MP for Bagan.
Yesterday, Putrajaya held a meeting discussing the new Shared Prosperity Vision, which will see the recalibration of current its current frameworks that focuses on new industries to achieve prosperous living standards by 2030.
This comes as the celebration of Malaysia Day will be held in Kuching tomorrow.
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