Nurul Izzah: Najib Had Earlier On Betrayed the Election Integrity Pledge


PETALING JAYA, 10 Apr: Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak today was urged to cancel the Election Integrity Pledge which he signed with the anti-corruption NGO, Transparency International Malaysia, recently.

This is due to his and the Umno-BN government’s actions that openly violates the pledge by announcing mega projects and programmes that involve public provisions even though the Federal Government is an interim administration.

PKR Vice-President, Nurul Izzah Anwar said that this treasonous act against the pledge is very different from the practice of the Selangor and Penang Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Government, which prohibits the use of state assets for political campaign purposes.

Nurul Izzah said that the contents of the pledge which was betrayed by Najib, is that a caretaker government cannot announce new projects or expenses.

“On 5 April 2013, Najib announced three major projects in Cyberjaya worth RM8 billion.

“Datuk Raja Nong Chik also held a officiating ceremony at Jalan Pantai Dalam by using his rank as minister and used the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) machinery.

“On8 April, the mainstream media reported that Najib announced a discount card or the 1Malaysia Privilege Card which was launched in August 2012 that will be extended to 725,000 government pensioners” said Nurul Izzah.

Nurul Izzah also said that Najib also announced the construction of a complex worth RM400 million which involves a company from China, CSR Zhu Zhou Electric Locomotive Company in Perak.

Meanwhile, on 9 April, Malaysian Chief Secretary, Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa said that Najib will make an announcement about the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing (PPA1M), which provides affordable housing to civil servants.

In addition, Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also campaigned at the Simpang Lima Tamil National-Type School (SJKT) in Klang at the DPE Special Meet with Tamil school teachers.

Nurul Izzah also challenged all ministers under Najib’s administration to return all official vehicles and to not use government machinery such as the DBKL for campaigning purposes.

“The ongoing abuse of power clearly proves that Najib failed to uphold principles of democracy and should annul the election pledge which he signed that is merely to decorate his general image,” said Nurul Izzah.

On 20 February, Najib signed the Election Integrity Pledge with Transparency International Malaysia as sign to demonstrate his commitment in fighting corruption during the GE-13.

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