Look beyond election promises, the new government has done more

Goh Pei Pei

KUCHING: A newly formed government should not be judged based on a100-day performance, particularly when it has to recover the rot inherited from the previous government.

Bandar Kuching Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Kelvin Yii said the Pakatan Harapan Government had achieved collective milestones and made various efforts, including to abolish the National Service (NS) training and the National Civics Bureau (BTN) programme as well as the Anti-Fake News Act and other institutional reforms.

“These (efforts) are not in the initial 100-day promises but we did it as to benefit the country and the people,” he said.

In context of Sarawak, he said, the special cabinet committee to look into the devolution of powers to the state is expected to be announced soon.

The composition will consist of different experts, legal minds, academicians, stakeholders and not just politicians, he said when contacted.

“What I believe is the most significant thing we experienced from the result the 14th General Election is the culture change.

“The new culture has transformed the politic scenario in the country where there’s a need to place greater emphasis on issues and policies that matter to the people.

“With this, in future all political parties will put up better manifestos for voters, knowing the importance of the people’s interest, welfare and wellbeing and that the voters definitely have the power to change the government,” Yii said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd