Penang AMK urge Ramasamy to step down

11 Feb 2023 11:39pm
Ramasamy. - Photo by Bernama
Ramasamy. - Photo by Bernama

GEORGETOWN - Penang Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) has urged Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy to step down following his controversial statement and cheap publicity stunt.

Its Information Chief Abshar Nurasyraf said Ramasamy’s statement will not benefit the government or the people; however, it could become a liability for all parties.

He said as the country is heading towards a Madani nation and as the second highest leader in Penang, he must have been more careful when making uncalled for comments.

"He is a repeat offender when it comes to releasing such statements.

"The issue of Malaysians as a majority of employees is not a major issue, but he had chosen to add more fuel to the fire in hopes of attention and support from certain parties," he said through a statement on Saturday.

Previously, Ramasamy, the Perai Assemblyman, urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to reform the civil service, saying the sector is currently dominated by the Malays due to what he said were policies implemented by former leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said the old argument in favour of the Malays to balance the economic dominance of the Chinese is no longer applicable.

Mahathir used this to institutionalise Malay hegemony in the public sector especially public services, Ramasamy added.

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He claimed there were discriminations in secret relating to the prospects of promotions for non-Malays in the public service sector.


Abshar said he was confident that under the leadership of Anwar, there would be no such discrimination towards any race to gain a position in the public service sector in line with the Malaysia Madani concept.

He urged everyone to stay calm and not be provoked by such cheap publicity stunts from individuals like him.

He said Ramasamy should step down or be sacked to create opportunities for a more capable and qualified leader to take his place.

"The pillar of strength and unity expressed by Malaysians today is a result of unification; it should be catapulted forward instead of being broken down," he said.