Government should fight for every Malaysian, not just the majority

By Emma Victoria

PRIME Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s recent statement, claiming it is God’s will for the formation of Perikatan Nasional and vowing to fight for secularism and liberalism, showed he has forgotten the multiracial society in Sabah and Sarawak.

Serian DAP Chairman Brolin Nicholsion questioned if Sabah and Sarawak are only important to the PN when it comes to elections and becoming their political instrument to remain in power with the so-called fixed deposit?

“Why is it none of the GPS lawmakers defend Sarawak as a secular state? Are they now agreeing with their Malayan master? Or are they voiceless because they are afraid to lose their power in the federal level?” he said in a statement.

“Have Muhyiddin and his government forgotten the founding spirit of Malaysia and neglected the people of Sabah and Sarawak where both states are majority non-Malays and non-Muslims,” he said.

He urged the PN government, including the GPS leaders, to fight for equality of all Malaysians, and strengthen the relationship between the Federation of Malaysia and fight for the many and not the few.

He said since the formation of Malaysia, the non-Malay Muslims had been side-lined.

“Avoid hypocrisy and govern the people of Malaysia with honesty. Don’t be a cheap government that fights for the majority and neglects the minority,” he stressed.

Brolin said the job of the government was to equalize opportunities, therefore, the voice of the minority must be heard and taken seriously.

Otherwise, there will be no use for the Chinese, Indians, Dayak, Kadazan and Orang Asal proudly calling themselves as Anak Malaysia when their voices and views are irrelevant to the government.

“It is also time for GPS to prove that they are really fighting for Sarawak First and not just a slogan to gain support for elections,” he said.