Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ex-elected reps start campaign against Dr M's citizen's declaration

The council of former elected representatives, Mubarak, and 42 non-governmental organisations have launched a joint statement to campaign against the citizens' declaration initiated by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Mubarak president Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Rahman said the declaration's intention to force Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to resign went against constitutional principles.

"The Citizens' Declaration is not a declaration of the people.

"Is it a haram (forbidden) declaration," Aziz told a press conference after signing the statement on Thursday.

The joint statement, among others, noted that attempts to remove the Prime Minister through the movement was unacceptable and could jeopardise national security.

It also noted that roadshows organised by the movement could incite the people to go against the government and cause instability like the Arab Spring in the Middle East.

Aziz said Dr Mahathir's position as Mubarak patron was automatically dissolved when he resigned from Umno.

Dr Mahathir, suspended Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik were among those who signed the 37-point declaration seeking for the ousting of the Prime Minister.

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