The Covid-19 pandemic which was exacerbated by the recent political instability has brought Malaysia to a standstill, impacting all Malaysians regardless of their race and religion negatively. Now that the political situation in Malaysia has been “resolved” temporarily, we in Pusat Komas are hopeful that the newly minted Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri will be sincere in his efforts to steer all Malaysians, regardless of their race and religion out from this pandemic. Additionally, we would like to remind the Prime Minister, who was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Perikatan Nasional government, to fulfill the last ditch promises to all Malaysians on the 7 points of reform such as the implementation of Undi 18 and Anti-Party Hopping Bill.
We remain cautiously optimistic, that despite the past political actions by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri which embroiled him in numerous controversies for playing the racial card in his campaigns and tenure i.e the boycott call urging Malay consumers to use their “power” to force the Chinese minority to cut prices, proposing the establishment of “Low Yat 2” a digital gadget mall only for Malay traders and calling for the termination of MARA sponsorship for the next intake of students for Taylor’s University after the university terminated the services of a bus operator who utilized vehicles with the university’s logo to transport passengers to the racially motivated 2015 Malay Dignity rally – would not mar his call to all Malaysians to adopt the “Malaysia Family” concept by putting aside their differences to set aside petty issues and to focus on combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
We believe it is an opportune time for the Prime Minister to walk the talk and be a Prime Minister for all Malaysians. Only then, we Malaysians from all races and religions can truly be part of the “Malaysia Family”. Enough racism in Malaysia Mr. Prime Minister.
24 August 2021