Malaysians have been urged to set aside their differences and foster closer ties to play their roles towards the creation of a better nation.
Permatang Pauh Member of Parliament (MP) Nurul Izzah Anwar said Malaysia was everyone’s home and this is where all should feel safe, protected, with their interests being well cared for.
“The fight is far from over. We must do what is best… set aside all our differences as we all have our roles to play in this country.
“I know the journey is not easy, but we must continue to strive on and be confident in each other and for the sake of our future generations,” she said at the launch of the “Ayuh Malaysia” movement yesterday.
She said the recent Covid-19 pandemic, floods and the economic situation were reminders as to how fragile life is.
“Do not throw away any opportunity we have. We all felt the impact…no one was spared. Though PKR lost many seats in the recent elections, the message we got was loud and clear.
“The people want change and we are here now urging everyone to join us…the younger, more principled leaders in the opposition, towards a better nation.
“I know many of us are fed up with the political process in the country, but remember every attempt, voice and effort matters,” she said.
The “Ayuh Malaysia” movement was launched to draw the support of fence-sitters in preparation for the 15th general election.
It is also to encourage more volunteers who are eager for change to come forward and play their roles in the election.
Rafizi Ramli said the “Ayuh Malaysia” platform was not solely an initiative by PKR, but by the young leaders in the party to draw the participation of all Malaysians.
At the event, a new application called CISTA was launched to enable all Malaysians to become volunteers and help spread the message of change.
Rafizi’s “Ayuh Malaysia” campaign launch could give an indication of who will be in the PKR vice-president’s team when he runs for the deputy president’s post in May.
It was reported that this included four leaders who will be vying for the vice-presidents’ posts — Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, Tanjong Malim MP Chang Lih Kang, Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and former Kapar MP G Manivannan.
“Yes, those who were on stage with Rafizi are his line-up of associates who will be contesting in the PKR elections this May.
“The Ayuh Malaysia initiative is one of Rafizi’s campaigns for the election and is also in view of the 15th general election (GE15),” a source was quoted as saying.