According To The Star, Kuantan Wanita Umno Chief Datuk Zaiton Mat Told Malaysians To Leave Malaysia And Live Elsewhere If They Dislike The Ruling Government
She Said People Are Complaining About The Government's Shortcomings But Ignoring The Hard Work Done To Build Peace And Harmony In The Country
She added that it was easier to complain about the Government’s shortcomings and ignore the hard work done to build peace and harmony in the country.thestar.com.my
"It is better for all of us to work together to make this country a better place.
"Some people, who are bent on causing disturbances and disharmony, are not thankful for the benefits they have been getting.themalaysianinsider.com
Datuk Zaiton Mat Made This Statement In Response To The 31 December Rally That She Described As "Destroying The Country's Peace"
“Why do they want to destroy the country’s peace by organising a gathering to topple the Government?” she said after leading a group of some 50 Kuantan and Paya Besar Umno division members to lodge a report at the Kuantan district police station yesterday.thestar.com.my
Pakatan Rakyat Has Slammed Datuk Zaiton Mat For Her "Uncivilised" Remark, Saying That Malaysia Does Not Belong To BN Alone
Malaysia does not belong to Barisan Nasional (BN) alone, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders have said in a stern rebuke to Umno’s Datuk Zaiton Mat who reportedly told those dissatisfied with the ruling coalition to leave the country.themalaymailonline.com
“No matter how dissatisfied the people are with BN, nobody has ever denied the right of citizenship to the BN members even though they are the minority now.
“Pakatan Rakyat has never asked BN members to leave the country,” the Ampang MP said in a statement here.
The lawmakers also criticised Zaiton for repeating what they said were the same old lines uttered previously by other BN leaders to distract from and cover up the spiralling cost of living under their leadership.themalaymailonline.com
Unhappy Malaysians Voiced Their Disagreements By Commenting On The Pergerakan Wanita UMNO Malaysia Facebook Page
Political Leaders Are Demanding For Datuk Zaiton Mat To Retract Her Statement And Apologise To The Public
Penang Pakatan Rakyat backbenchers club chairman Wong Hon Wai said Zaiton’s remark was “ridiculous” and unbecoming of an Umno leader, pressing her to retract the statement.thestar.com.my
Wanita PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin said the suggestion to emigrate was an “uncivilised call” by the Kuantan Wanita Umno chief, and joined several other PR leader in demanding that Zaiton retract her words and apologise to the public.yahoo.com
Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh Says The People's Loyalty Is To The Country's Sovereignty, Not To The Government
DAP’s Hannah Yeoh pointed out that Malaysia belongs to its people and not any particular political party, as she berated Umno lawmakers for failing to understand the basic fact.yahoo.com
“The loyalty of Malaysian citizens and I are to the sovereignty of this country and not to a government that promised the moon and the stars before the elections, but now has taken revenge against its citizens, including the 51 per cent who chose Pakatan Rakyat, by ignoring the burden of the public from spiralling cost of living,” agreed DAP’s Kasthuri Patto in a statement here.themalaymailonline.com
PKR Vice-President N. Surendran Says It Is The People's Constitutional Right To Criticise The Government
“It shows a very backward and primitive understanding of what democracy is about. Every citizen has the right to criticise Umno and the government, that is their constitutional right ... In short, it’s just sheer arrogance,” PKR vice-president N. Surendran told The Malay Mail Online here.themalaymailonline.com
Surendran also accused Umno and BN of believing that only the ruling coalition represents the country, and for being intolerant by labelling those who voice their thoughts as “unpatriotic”.themalaymailonline.com
Penang Gerakan Secretary Oh Tong Keong Says Her Remark Goes Against The Prime Minister's 1Malaysia Aspiration
Penang Gerakan secretary Oh Tong Keong said Zaiton’s remark went against the 1Malaysia aspiration of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, adding that it was “irresponsible and undemocratic”.thestar.com.my
“As the ruling coalition, we must come out with people-centric policies to win over those who do not support us, rather than take the easy way out by asking them to leave the country,” he said when contacted.thestar.com.my
Datuk Zaiton Mat's Remark Followed Several BN Leader's Statements That Chastise Those Who Do Not Support The Ruling Party's Policies
Agreeing with Patto and Yeoh, Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh accused Zaiton of parroting the words of Umno higher-ups blindly by blurting remarks which are insensitive towards the public’s plight.
“We already have Umno senior leaders using the same arguments insensitive to the public ... By using the same logic, her remarks would translate to ‘if you do not like the BN government, reject BN’,” said the PKR vice-president.
Pakatan Rakyat Wants Najib To Stop BN Leaders From Labelling BN Critics As Anti-Nationalists
In her statement yesterday, Patto demanded that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak take action and demand an apology from those who ask their critics to leave the country.
The Batu Kawan MP also urged Najib to stop BN leaders from labelling BN critics as unpatriotic or anti-nationalists.
Patto accused Zaiton for being blinded by her party’s own “archaic” ideology, as she questioned Umno leaders’ right to ask critics to leave the country that they have helped build together.themalaymailonline.com