Don't forget your GE14 promises, MIC tells Anwar
MIC President Tan Sri S A Vigneswaran
SUNGAI SIPUT - MIC has reminded opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim not to forget his promises made to the rakyat during the last general elections.
This comes after Anwar said the first thing he would do as prime minister was to reduce the salary and allowances of the prime minister. He also promised to take similar action on the ministers while also promising to reduce the number of the Cabinet members.
MIC President Tan Sri S A Vigneswaran said most of the opposition's promises to the people remain unfulfilled despite the opportunity to become a government after GE14, including the promise to lower oil prices and do away with debts of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers.
"Now he is promising something else, maybe he could (finally) fulfil on cutting salary because that's the easiest.
"Just remember the old promises, about oil, PTPTN and all sorts of promises," he told reporters after health and education programme at the Sungai Siput Parliamentary Service Centre here, today.
He said cutting salaries of prime minister and ministers does not solve the real problems faced the people, further stating people want economic stability and welfare programmes to be given a priority.
He said they also want a strong government with a clear direction.
"If they think the people are stupid enough to buy their promises, I don't think that's going to happen again," he said.
Vigneswaran is also confident that Anwar, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman decision to contest the Tambun Parliament in GE15 will not have any impact within Barisan Nasional in Perak.
He added based on his experience in the Melaka and Johor polls, BN could win Perak as people are returning to BN.
“People know the opposition are just defiant. They want the government's job (Putrajaya). They can't because they don't have any unity in terms of direction," he said.
Established on Sept 7, 2016, Bersatu emerged with a promise to champion the rights and interests of the indigenous people and advocate for a fairer and more just society.
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