As GE14 draws near, we observed a growing unhealthy trend of political parties campaigning based on ethno-centric sentiment. Such conduct is unwise, unhealthy, and divisive. Malaysia has just celebrated our 60th independence and we must not allow divisive politicking to cause ill to our hard earned national harmony, and cut wider the already unhealthy ethnic animosity. We urge all political parties to campaign on national and local issues, by all means, but do not be a political scum to cause a time reversal of our nation building. Likewise any politician or political party that campaigns or insinuates for any state/territory secession will be severely criticised.
We in Persatuan Patriot Kebansaan, comprising veterans from the military and police, take pride in have served our King and Country and helped bring peace to our beloved Malaysia. Numerous among us had risked our lives fighting our nation's enemies, and worked in very challenging, hazardous, and life threatening situations. The peace and national harmony we enjoy today did not come easy. Peace and national harmony have to be cherished and treasured and we will not sit easy to watch any individual or party destroy them.
One of the objectives of our Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan is to help strive for a Malaysian unity among all ethnic groups. We feel the need for a Malaysian unity is more urgent than ever, especially in the world economic uncertainty ahead. Malaysian people must be united as one to face the many challenges. In the months ahead we will be engaging other NGOs, institutions, government bodies, and political parties, to work towards the goal of achieving national harmony.
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BG Dato Mohd Arshad Raji (Rtd)
President - Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan