Youth NGO to hold rally if PM does not resign

by ASILA JALIL / pic by BERNAMA

CIVIL society organisation Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat is demanding for Prime Minister (PM) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (picture) to resign and a full Parliament session in the upcoming term or they will take their grouses to the streets.

In a statement yesterday, the group criticised the government’s decision to convene the Parliament for only five days at the end of this month as it would not provide sufficient room for members to address problems faced by the people.

“Instead, it will only allow MPs to explain the National Recovery Plan, amend legislation and regulations to enable hybrid Parliament sessions and for the tabling of Emergency proclamation and ordinance made by the King,” it said.

On Monday, the government had advised the King to call for a special meeting for the third term of the 14th Parliament session from July 26 to 29 and Aug 2 for Dewan Rakyat, and Aug 3 to Aug 5 for the Senate.

The secretariat gave the Perikatan Nasional (PN) three weeks to meet their demands which included immediate resignation of the PM, a full Parliament session and the end of Emergency.

“If all three requests are not met in three weeks, we will go to the streets and hold a #LAWAN rally to reclaim the country from the PN, with pressure and enthusiasm from Malaysians who want to liberate the country from the government that only burdens the people,” it said.

The group also lauded the public who participated in the black flag movement (#BenderaHitam) on Saturday where they raised a black flag at their homes to express their dissatisfaction with the government.

It said more than 300,000 Malaysians had taken part in the campaign and used their creativity to fly black flags either on their premises or public areas.

“Their participation showed that Malaysians are angry and no longer have faith in the PN administration led by Muhyiddin.

“The people are burdened by the current situation and they need a responsible government that could lead the country out of the Covid-19 pandemic,” it said.

The group urged the public to continue flying the black flags and white flags for those who need assistance and red flags for their pets.

Following the black flag campaign which took the social media by storm over the weekend, the police have opened investigation papers over the campaign as it allegedly carried seditious elements.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said investigations are still in the preliminary stages and will be updated from time to time.