Press Statement by PKR MPs dated 23.8.2015
We, as Members of Parliament, are extremely alarmed by recent actions taken to undermine democracy, the rule of law and good governance in our country, in particular, the manner in which our public institutions have been subverted and used to shield the Prime Minister from being investigated concerning his involvement in the 1MDB financial scandal, including the alleged RM2.6bil which was deposited into the Prime Minister’s personal bank accounts.
The above actions and the total lack of transparency and accountability on the part of the Prime Minister to fully explain the 1MDB financial scandal has shaken investors’ confidence, negatively impacted the Ringgit and the overall economy, causing financial hardship to the people of Malaysia.
We are convinced that if the concentration of power in the hands of one individual continues unchecked and not quickly reversed, Malaysia will be pushed towards becoming a dictatorship and a failed state.
As Members of Parliament, we are duty bound to represent the will and voice of the people, in supporting the removal of Dato Seri Najib Razak as Prime Minister in a vote of no-confidence for the sake of our nation, in order to restore democracy and the moral integrity and independence of our public institutions.
We will work with all Members of Parliament irrespective of their party to support a no-confidence vote against the Prime Minister upon the following four broad terms:
- To immediately form a transition government based on power sharing between the Opposition and the Barisan Nasional;
- The transition government shall initiate immediate reforms to ensure free and fair elections, free media, strengthen our system of parliamentary democracy, as well as forming an emergency economic committee to address concerns on the weakening Ringgit, GST, increasing living costs and eradicating crony capitalism;
- The transition government shall immediately establish an independent royal commission to make recommendations to ensure that the Malaysia Agreement 1963 shall be honored and be implemented to its fullest effect;
- The transition government shall call for a general election to be held within two years after its formation to retire the transition government.
- YB Nurul Izzah (Lembah Pantai), 2. YB Rafizi Ramli (Pandan), 3. YB Tian Chua (Batu) 4. YB Sivarasa Rasiah (Subang), 5. YB Zuraida Kamaruddin (Ampang), 6. YB Lee Boon Chye (Gopeng), 7. YB Datuk Johari Abdul (Sungai Petani), 8. YB Darell Leiking (Penampang), 9. YB Fuziah Salleh (Kuantan), 10. YB Sim Tze Tzin (Bayan Baru), 11. YB Dato Dr Tan Kee Kwong (Wangsa Maju), 12. YB Mohd Imran Bin Abdul Hamid (Lumut), 13. YB Wong Chen (Kelana Jaya), 14. YB William Leong (Selayang) 15. YB Dato Fauzi Abdul Rahman (Indera Mahkota) 16. YB Dr Michael Teo Yu Keng (Miri) 17. YB Dr Azman Ismail (Kuala Kedah) 18. YB Manivanan Gowin (Kapar), 19. YB Hee Loy Sian (Petaling Jaya Selatan), 20. YB Gooi Hsiao Leung (Alor Setar).