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Thursday, 17 May 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Watch out, the rakyat are watching

CONGRATULATIONS to the new Pakatan Harapan government and especially to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, our seventh prime minister. It has been a tough and challenging time for Dr Mahathir and the other Pakatan leaders immediately after the 14th General Election as much groundwork has to be done in forming a new government.

Malaysians, and people around the world too, are amazed by Dr Mahathir’s strength and spirit; he has made the impossible possible in steering Pakatan to victory in GE14.

Pakatan MPs and ADUNs, you must now stand united to rebuild the nation. When you were the opposition, you were able to perform well even with the minimum allocation you received. You did your part for your constituency and country.

Now that you are the government, we, the rakyat, are expecting more from all of you.

There are true leaders among you who have been fighting for change for many years, and the dream has come true at last.

But everyone is fighting for position now. If you are a true fighter, position and fame will be given to you at the right time.

Meanwhile, please stop demanding for more positions just because your party won more seats in the election. Remember that Malaysians voted for Pakatan Harapan.

Let Dr Mahathir decide the overall structure of the new government as he has been prime minister before. His decisions are bound to be accepted by the rakyat. Together we stand, divided we fall.

And watch out, too. We, the rakyat, are watching your action, reaction and your performance.

THOMAS ZACHARIA GEORGE

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