13 January, 2011


I refer to the recent invitation by Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim to our Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak to debate on the proposed 100 days economic reforms plans by Pakatan Rakyat.

It is utmost suprising that Pakatan Rakyat’s de facto leader would have the audacity to invite our Prime Minister to debate on new promises of Pakatan Rakyat when they have failed to fulfill all their pledge in the last general election. This includes matters pledge in Pakatan Rakyat’s Common Policies Framework announced in December, 2009.

Pakatan Rakyat should have concentrated in implementing Pakatan Rakyat’s policies and fulfilling their election pledge in Pakatan Rakyat’s states i.e. Kedah, Penang, Selangor and Kelantan.

To date, Pakatan Rakyat had failed to deliver all their pledge to Malaysians in Pakatan Rakyat states. In the last 2 years, Malaysians have witnessed Pakatan Rakyat states:-

1. curtailing Press Freedom;
2. increase Housing Bumi Quota from 30% to as high 70%;
3. increase Water Tariff to as high 100%; and
4. refuse to implement local government elections.

Instead of fulfilling past promises, Pakatan Rakyat now makes new promises to Malaysians in order to capture their votes in the next general elections. Worse still, Pakatan Rakyat’s de facto leader now want to debate on their so called “new reform promises” with our Prime Minister.

If Pakatan Rakyat is sincere in any of their promises, I would advice them to implement any of their so called reform in their Pakatan Rakyat states. Most of the pledge (though not all) can be implemented first in Pakatan Rakyat states. There are no reasons for the refusal of Pakatan Rakyat to help Malaysians at this time in Pakatan Rakyat states.

Pakatan Rakyat’s de facto leader should be reminded that a government’s performance is not measured by any debate. Instead, it is based on sincerity and actual implementation of their policies.

I do not see how the proposed debate by Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim would benefit Malaysians. On the contrary, it would only waste the time of our Prime Minister and other Malaysians.

Thus, I hope Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim would ensure the actual implementation of all Pakatan Rakyat’s policies and promises to Malaysians in Pakatan Rakyat states instead of indulging into futile debate to waste the time of the people.