Let justice and fair play prevail

Let justice and fair play prevail

The Rakyat should be thanked for their patience and tolerance on the current political crisis which has made life difficult and uncertain. This entire crisis is uncalled for and was done by certain forces for selfish narrow reasons.

Therefore, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) would like to call for:

1. That the Attorney General who hastily said that the Interim Prime Minister has all powers of the Prime Minister as well as said that there no time-limit and duration; to immediately make further clarification based on the Federal Constitution which has no such provision. The AG which has previously said that he is a servant of justice should exercise his powers without fear or favour.

2. PSM reiterate our position since the Pakatan Harapan government has withdrawn their support to Tun Dr Mahathi Mohamad r, he is now a minority PM and should not dictate the date of the next sitting of the Dewan Rakyat as well as not release funds though stimulus packages etc. or form a Unity Government. He simple does not have the mandate of the majority in the House after even BN-PAS Coalition have revoked their support to him.

3. PSM calls upon people like A Samad Said, AS mbiga and others who at one time seen as the champion of people for fighting for reforms to make their position clear so that the rakyat are clear what are institutional reforms and what is sheer politicking. Where do they stand today with the current impasse?

4. The most common and the consensus position at this point of time is to allow the YDP Agong to announce the next Prime Minister based on the feedback His Highness got from the MPs and allow the Parliament to endorse if that candidate has a majority or not.

5. PSM also hopes all institutions of the State and the Executive like the police maintain peace and order as well as remain neutral in this stalemate.

6. We also hope the media is given full freedom and allowed to play its role in a responsible way and report the truth and enlighten the rakyat.

We hope that wisdom and goodwill will prevail.

S Arutchelvan is the deputy chairperson of Parti Sosialis Malaysia