Kuala Lumpur – With regards to the recent Citizens Declaration issue, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and MIC Deputy President, Dato Sri S.K.Devamany, has made an earnest appeal to former Premier, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to stop impairing the nation’s name.
“Tun Mahathir was given the opportunity to administer our country in a way he saw best fit when he was the Malaysian Prime Minister before. In the same regard, equal opportunity and respect should be accorded to our democratically elected current Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, to lead the government, as no two leaders are the same; each have their own unique approach and strength” Devamany said in a press statement.
“Reports have shown that Malaysia is moving towards the right direction under Datuk Seri Najib’s leadership. Personal grievances should not be taken to national level as it will have a damaging impact on all ongoing efforts of nation development. We are a democratically elected government, and due process should be adhered to. If Tun seeks recourse, he should use the next General Election as his platform, where he and his party can compete in a democratic manner” Devamany said.
Devamany expressed confidence that the BN coalition will wither this particular episode and emerge stronger, as opposition and hostility are nothing new in politics. There will always be hurdles to cross and criticisms to face, but it should not derail our mission or curtail our desire to serve our people.
“The focus now should be on addressing the rakyat’s daily concerns, real problems like employment issues and cost of living. The Indian community has been benefiting leaps and bounds under Datuk Seri Najib’s socio-economic initiatives, and as such we pledge our support to him. Political differences must not be the fundamental reason to destroy the peaceful, harmonious and progressive Malaysia that we all cherish and pray for. We must remember that to be united is a great thing, but to respect the right to be different is greater. As we celebrate our 53rd Malaysia Day, it is time for us to stand united in raising our beautiful country to greater heights” Devamany further noted.