February 16, 2019

In a statement on Saturday (Feb 16), Chew also called on Pakatan to provide a clear timetable to realise these promises.

On Tuesday (Feb 12), seven MPs who left Umno last December joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

This increased the number of Pakatan seats to 153 in the Dewan Rakyat, securing a two-thirds majority.

Despite labelling the “crossover” of Umno members to Bersatu as “inappropriate and a manipulation of democracy”, Chew maintained that Pakatan was “duty-bound to immediately fulfil its election promises”.

She listed several promises that have yet to be fulfilled, including the separation of Executive, Legislative and Judicial powers, amending the word “parent” in Article 12(4) of the Federal Constitution to read as the plural “parents” (ibubapa), and the recognition of the United Examination Certificate.

Other promises Chew mentioned in her statement was the coalition’s promise to bring back the third vote as well as the abolishment of laws perceived as oppressive by Pakatan, such as the Sedition Act 1948, Prevention of Crime Act 1959, and the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971.

“With the Pakatan government’s newfound strength in Parliament, there are no more excuses to ignore fulfilling its manifesto,” Chew said.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong had also previously slammed Pakatan for “making fun of their promises”, saying the country will not move forward with a government that is only good at “selling hopes”.

“If each of these promises is implemented, it would mean a new era for the country.

However, we find that the promises made before the election are all in vain now and were just made for the sake of making promises,” he said.

Instead of delivering their promises and managing the country, Dr Wee said Pakatan leaders went back on their words and made U-turns on many policies.

He said they have been busy with party defections, misusing public resources to persecute political enemies and were derelict in their duties.

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