Muhamad Sabu, the president of Parti Amanah Negara, warned against the adverse political narratives intended to damage the nation’s strength and stability.
He stated how Malaysians were put forward with a clash among two crowds. While one had the narrative of the ‘repressed Malays’, the other one was presented with the narrative of ‘democratic liberalism.’
The party’s 4th national convention began today. During the convention, he stated that the greatest challenge in their way was how they were presently facing a clash among the two groups, which had the potential of sending the nation towards uncertainty.
Referring to problems with language, anti-ICERD, faith, and the Rome Statute which were highlighted to bring unease to the people of Malaysia, Sabu said that the failure was a result of the attitude of specific quarters who failed to comprehend Malaysia’s philosophies and formation process.
Sabu stated that the first group intended to bring unease among the people of Malaysia, while the other group made use of racial supremacy which could damage the country’s foundation.
Sabu added that the “threatened Malay” narrative group was backed by politicians who haven’t garnered majority support from the people of Malaysia and were fishing for votes for the upcoming elections.
He expressed his hope that Amanah would be able to establish itself as a party that exists by the values of acceptance and mutual harmony, and also that it will successfully be an example of individuals living and working together in prosperity.
Referring to the racial narrative, he said: “Racial politics and extreme democratic freedom will ruin the dreams of living together in a multiracial society.”
He added that the commonly believed prosperity vision, as the national development plan was intended to address the several discriminations in income and prospects among the different races in the country.