Friday, February 27, 2009

Dear Malaysian Politicians

A businessman, Anas Zubedy who runs a consultancy company Zubey (M) Sdn. Bhd. forked out more than RM 36,000 to publish a full-page advertisement that appeared in The Star, 26 February 2009 in page N37.

In the ad, he wrote an open letter to Malaysian politicians, asking political parties to call a truce and focus on the shaky economy and jobs.

He also spoke of the challenges faced by his 20 staff, their fears for the future — and how the country's leaders seem oblivious to the anxiety that he feels is gripping the nation.

“Whether (the governing) Barisan Nasional or (opposition) Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leads is meaningless . . . if Malaysians have no job to go to, no money to pay rent and no means to put food on the table,” he wrote.

“Pakatan Rakyat, please stop your attempts to take over the federal government and just let go. The nation can wait until the next general election if they want change.

“Barisan Nasional, please stop any attempts to take over PR states and win over PR lawmakers. You have proved your point with Perak. The nation can wait for the next general election if they want your party.”

Anas called on politicians from all sides to “get together and compromise”, telling them: “Someone has to give in. Take the nation to heart. That's why you are in politics in the first place. Focus on the people. Focus on the economy.”


Click on the image below to see the full page advertisement for yourself
Click on the image to see the ad in full-size

I wish the Rm 36,000 he spent does not go down the drain, politicians should take heed of his pleading, it basically represents what other Malaysians are wishing for right now.

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