Rafizi Rahim: KAJANG MOVE: The real game changer in the quest for PUTRAJAYA (改变格局:加影行动)

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RAFIZI RAMLI EXPLAINS

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Rafizi Ramli is the MP for Pandan and strategic director for Parti Keadilan Rakyat

http://rafiziramli.com/2014/01/the-kajang-move-game-changer-in-putrajaya-quest/

Malaysiakini
4:00PM Jan 31, 2014

Rafizi: Reject PKR if you feel it is a game

PKR is willing to be rejected by voters in the Kajang by-election if the people feel that the party has manipulated the democratic process, said PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli.”Some have described our decision as toying with the democratic process. No. We are taking a big risk… It is democratic and it is also sadistic.”We are placing the fate of our number one man (Anwar Ibrahim) in the hands of angry Kajang voters. We have apologised and explained our action. But if our apology and explanation are insufficient, Anwar will be punished.

“If you think this is a game, then reject us. We do not manipulate the system like Umno,” he stressed during a forum titled “Anwar: From Kajang to Putrajaya” yesterday.

Choking on emotion, Rafizi said it was a painful but necessary decision.

“It pains me because it was my idea to drag Anwar into this matter… But when this responsibility lands on your shoulder, what else can you do?” he asked.

Rafizi also explained that the announcement with regard to Anwar contesting the Kajang seat was made with the agreement of Pakatan although it had come as a surprise to many senior leaders.He said the discussions were held in secret and PKR did not manage how this secret dealings would be communicated to the leaders of Pakatan parties.According to Rafizi, PAS’ agreement was obtained via its secretary-general Mustafa Ali on Jan 24 while DAP’s green light was received on Jan 27.

Meanwhile, social activist Hishammuddin Rais, who was also a panelist, supported the move for Anwar to become menteri besar.

As a menteri besar, he said Anwar would be able to participate in the Conference of Rulers and speak on behalf of the 52 percent of Malaysians who voted for Pakatan.

Model state as a launchpad for Putrajaya

While Khalid Ibrahim’s administration has set a gold standard in integrity and prudence in managing public funds, we also have to admit there are also other areas that we can improve.

We need radical approach to solving the traffic woes, the pace of affordable public housing has to pick up. There is a need for more rigorous forward planning of water resources in Selangor and some hard decisions have to be made soon. We have to vigorously protect the rights of the minorities who are the targets of Umno’s political game.

As an MP, I certainly believe we can do better especially with regards to cleanliness and livelihood of the people. We have the potential to be a model state with least potholes in densely populated areas.

In other words, Selangor has to be doubly better than what it is today if it were to become a showcase for Pakatan in its quest for Putrajaya. Just as Istanbul was a launchpad for Erdogan and Jakarta is a launchpad for Jokowi, Selangor can be a great launchpad for Pakatan to take over Putrajaya.

Malaysia Chronicle

Friday, 31 January 2014 10:13

KAJANG MOVE: The real game changer in the quest for PUTRAJAYA

I am aware that there is a lot of explanation that has to be made on the decision to vacate the Kajang seat to force a by-election. I am also acutely aware of Dato’ Ambiga’s advice communicated personally to me that we have to be as honest as possible with the people.

Apology to the public

So let me begin by offering the sincerest apology to the Malaysian public especially the voters of Kajang. The by-election will certainly consume public money and public space at the time when the people have to go through economic hardship.

There is no excuse for wasting public money except to offer my sincerest apology and for the party to be prepared if the voters of Kajang decide to punish us.

In all honesty, as the strongest proponent of the scheme I bear most responsibility for the decision.

Dynamics in Umno, racial and religious controversies

Yet precisely because we are honest to ourselves and the people, we have to acknowledge that there are problems and challenges that we are facing in Selangor that require intervention.

While Khalid Ibrahim’s administration has shown sterling performance over the last 6 years that endears him to the public, there are rooms for improvement in many areas especially given the latest dynamics in Umno.

It is an open secret that the move to remove Najib Razak has begun. As a party strategist, I cannot rule out the possibility that Najib is removed and Umno falls to the ultras led by Mahathir Mohamad’s faction.

The unscrupulous attack and schemes to take Selangor by hook or by crook will begin the moment the weak Najib is removed. Even as we speak, Umno’s cards are all too obvious in the latest round of racial and religious controversies stirred up in Selangor in the last few months.

Should Najib fall, expect a full blown manipulation of racial and religious issues to create mistrust and frustration with the Selangor government.

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Friday, 31 January 2014 10:13

改变格局:加影行动 – Rafizi Ramli

Written by Rafizi Ramli

我很清楚大家都在等待民联以及公正党领袖对于加影州议员空缺和补选事件给予合理解释。我也十分清楚前净选盟主席,拿督安美嘉私底下的衷告,提醒我们一定要诚实的对待人民,为所有一举一动负责任。在此,让我向人民交代这一系列的变化。对公众万分的歉意首先,我想向全国人民尤其在上一届大选投选我们的加影选民们致以万分的歉

意。在上一届大选里, 承蒙大家的支持,我们得以守垒加影州议席。在这经济

不景气的当下,我们不但没好好的善用应有的资源,也完全明白到这一场补选

将会耗资庞大的公款和时间。如果当中激怒了选民,公正党也准备接受加影选

民们的惩罚。

在此,我以最诚实的态度向大家交代在这起事件中其实我必须承担最大的责

任。

巫统内斗和种族宗教纷争

我们必须向雪州子民坦白,我们正在面对州内的一些困难,内部及外部的挑

战,而公正党中央领袖必须马上被插手解决这些问题,以免事情延伸到一发不

可收拾的地步。

首相納吉被巫统马哈迪派内部逼宫的谣言在政治界里已是公开的秘密。巫统内

政治暗流汹涌,到了一种程度納吉很大可能会被马哈迪保守派推翻。最明显不

过的例子是最近所发生的种族及宗教事件。納吉所一路主张的中庸理念在过去

几个星期被巫统右翼保守派打得落花流水。

我们要认清当下的政治现实,虽然到现在民联还不承认納吉政府是得大部分人

民的委托,但是万一納吉真的被拉下马,国内的种族及宗教紧张气氛将会在预

料之中升级,而这不是我们民联想要见到的。

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