The government will continue to ensure the country’s political stability to safeguard the well-being and welfare of the Malaysian Family post-pandemic, and as it transitions to the endemic phase, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Annuar Musa.
He said the “iron wall” approach between the government and the opposition no longer applied as political stability to safeguard the welfare of Malaysians was more important.
“(The government) must ensure that the country’s political situation is stable, even though we (the government) have to sacrifice by working, sharing, and planning with the opposition as we were used to being separated by an ‘iron wall’ before.
“The ego must be buried deeply, the excessive factions must be pushed away, solo politics, recklessness, the sense that everything can be done on our own is not the right formula for now… we need the principle of al-ta’ayush (co-existing), togetherness and consensus,” he said at the launch of the logo and theme for this year’s National Day and Merdeka celebrations at Angkasapuri in Kuala Lumpur today.
Annuar said the “prihatin” or caring concept should also continue among the people, people-government, governments and so on as in the current situation, the country needs to move forward with certain values that will be supported by the Malaysian Family.
Meanwhile, Annuar, who is also the chairman of the Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation, said the post-Covid-19 management was not as simple as some people thought.
“In a crisis, there are those who try to take advantage of hardships and seek short-term political gain to become popular by becoming critics and detractors, which is easy to do.
“The world and the country have proven that people who view the people’s problems without much concern, when allowed to manage (the situation) they bound to fail because everyone wants to take a simplistic approach… that everything that the government does is wrong.
“As saying goes, easier said than done, sometimes you have to put yourself in other people’s shoes to really understand. It is easier just to watch but to carry out the responsibility is another story,” he said.