20 August 2018
Penang MCA has criticised the Pakatan Harapan administration, for supposedly only fulfilling only 40 percent of its election manifesto, by staging a mock funeral service to ‘mourn’ the passing of the 100-day mark.
Clad in black, the chiefs of 10 state MCA divisions gathered on Saturday for a mock candlelight memorial service to mark Harapan’s apparent failure to keep their election pledges.
In a statement, state party chief Tan Chuan Hong said the coalition had let those who voted for them down – particularly on the issue of recognising the United Examination Certificate (UEC) of independent Chinese high schools.
“To the rakyat, it is clear that there is no hope in the current government,” he said, pointing out that in the struggle to get UEC recognised, “a mile has become 500 miles.”
“We expect that in five years, this promise will be hard to deliver, and it will inconvenience the Chinese voters who voted Harapan in GE14.”
19 August 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- Angry Malaysians took to the streets Saturday to protest against the ruling Pakatan Harapan alliance, which reached 100 days in office.
Protesters held up placards that read “100 Hari Janji Palsu” (100 Days of False Promises) at a rally in Petaling Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, an efe-epa journalist reported from the ground.
Demonstrations have been planned across the country in various locations on Saturday, he added.
The organizers mobilized the protest through social media in the day leading up to it and asked protesters to wear black t-shirts to the actions.
A Facebook post by one of the organizers asked the government, led by 93-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, to stop lying to the people.
It urged members of the public to gather together to demand the government fulfills its pre-election promises.
“The government realized 21 promises or 35 percent of the 60 promises in the Pakatan Harapan manifesto to unshackle Malaysia from the issue of corruption and ensure good governance. These efforts called for a drastic integrated and comprehensive plan,” Mohamad said in an address to the nation on Friday evening.
“After the Pakatan Harapan took over the government, we found that the damage they had done was far worse than what we had been anticipated,” he said in defense of unmet manifesto promises.