PH committed to policies despite claims of liberalism
KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) will remain committed to its policies despite claims that they are “liberal” in nature, said Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) secretary-general Mohd Anuar Tahir.
He said PH had valid reasons for defending the decisions it made since taking over.
He said not all of PH’s decisions and policies were liberal, despite claims that the government’s decisions had offended Malays and Muslims.
“We are managing issues that deal with liberalism. We know what needs to be done as we are always engaging the people.
“The question of whether Malay and Muslim support for PH will erode if we do not manage these issues properly is nothing more than a play on sentiments by our opponents.”
Anuar was commenting on a report by opinion research firm Merdeka Centre, which said PH’s policies, deemed by some as liberal in nature, risked alienating Malays and Muslims over the next five years.
Merdeka Centre, in its report, said the Malay vote was split into three, where 30 to 33 per cent voted for Pas, 35 to 40 per cent voted for Barisan Nasional and 25 to 30 per cent supported PH.
The report said most Malays regarded PH as a coalition controlled by predominantlyChinese DAP.
The report said the appointment of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng as finance minister and Tommy Thomas as attorney-general had raised concerns among Malays and Muslims, as did the alleged disrespect shown by some towards the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Anuar said PH parties engaged each other always, and were open to discussion when handling sensitive matters.
We know what needs to be done as we are always engaging the people.
Parti Amanah Negara secretary-general