As GE14 draws near, we observe a growing unhealthy trend of political parties campaigning based on ethnocentric sentiment. Such conduct is unwise, unhealthy and divisive. Malaysia has just celebrated its 60th Independence and we must not allow divisive politicking to cause ill to our hard earned national harmony, and cut wider the already unhealthy ethnic animosity. We urge all political parties to campaign on national and local issues by all means, but do not be a political scum to cause a time reversal of our nation building. Likewise any politician or political party that campaign or insinuates for a state/territory secession need be severely criticized.
We, in Paersatuan Patriot Kebangsaan, comprising veterans from the military and police take pride in having served our King and country, and had helped bring peace to our beloved nation. Many among us had risked our lives fighting our nation’s enemies and worked in very challenging, hazardous and life threatening situations. The peace and national harmony we enjoy today did not come easy. Peace and national harmony have to be cherished and treasured, and we will not sit easy to watch any individual, group or party destroy them.
One of the objectives of our Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan is to help strive for a Malaysian unity among all ethnic groups. We feel the need for a Malaysian unity to be more urgent than ever, especially in the looming world economic uncertainty ahead. Malaysian people must be united as one to face the many expectant challenges.
In the months ahead we will be engaging other NGOs, institutions, government bodies and political parties to work towards the goal of achieving national harmony.