Unity is the way forward - UPKO
24 November 2022
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Leaders of the country must leave the past behind and embrace unity as the way forward said UPKO Supreme Council Member Dennison Indang.
“Malaysia should move forward as a progressive nation especially in this region and we as a united people should reject politics of racism and bigotry,” he said in a statement, today.
Dennison who is also UPKO Kota Kinabalu Division Chief was commenting on the Democratic Action Party (DAP’s) open apology issued by its secretary-general Anthony Loke to the government and people of Sarawak.
Loke was apologising for statements made by DAP leaders in the past that may have touched on the sensitivity of and offended the Bornean state government and its people.
Towards this end Dennison said the pressing issues of the high cost of living and bleak world economic outlook should take centre stage for the new government to address and that the country needs the service of all the best minds to steer Malaysia past these challenging times.
"Hence it is imperative that we are led by a government comprising of diverse ethnicity and backgrounds to be able to propagate inclusive policies to once again position Malaysia in the forefront in this region," he said.
Meanwhile, Chua Kin Han, 43, a Selangor-born father of two who has been residing in Sabah since 1993 said DAP's apology to Sarawak was a good step towards reconciliation.
"It is a magnanimous move and is well appreciated. Let's hope from now onwards political speeches will veer towards less finger pointing or mudslinging and more about policies and shortcomings," he said.
Shortly after the open apology from Loke, Malaysians rejoiced as the Istana Negara issued a statement to confirm the appointment of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Anwar will lead a unity government comprising of three coalitions namely Pakatan Harapan, Barisan Nasional and Gabungan Parti Sarawak. Also said to be included are Parti Warisan Sabah.