Govt will be firm, no compromise against nation’s stability

The Unity Government Leadership Consultative Council meeting agreed that the government must act firmly and not compromise against extreme actions that can jeopardise the country’s stability.

Unity Government Secretariat chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said the matter was decided at yesterday’s consultative council meeting at Seri Perdana, Putrajaya.

He said the meeting took a serious view of the actions of certain parties in manipulating public sentiment, leading to increased racial and religious tensions that could threaten the harmony of the country and the unity of its multiracial society.

“The meeting agreed that the government should take firm action in line with the legal framework and not compromise on any extreme actions that could jeopardise the country’s stability.

“All the parties in the government agreed to continue to uphold the orientation and approach of ‘moderate politics’ as the basis for the well-being and harmony of the multireligious and multiracial society,” he said in a statement, Bernama reported.

Asyraf said that with a moderate approach, the government will be able to focus on policies that can improve the well-being of the people, especially in tackling the cost of living, ensuring quality job opportunities, and the country’s economic stability.

In addition, he said the meeting discussed preparations for the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election in Selangor.

“The meeting agreed to let the top leadership nominate the candidate to represent the parties in the coalition government.

“The BN secretary-general and (DAP national organising secretary) Steven Sim will jointly coordinate and standardise the by-election machinery’s operations,” he said.