[WATCH] Muda to go it alone after Pakatan fails to carry out reforms

PAKATAN Harapan’s (PH) failure to implement promised reforms was among the reasons Muda detached itself from the unity government and decided to go solo in the state elections, the youth-based party’s election director Luqman Long said.

Luqman said PH, which formed the government of the day with long-time nemesis Barisan Nasional (BN), did not put enough effort to bring about the reforms promised to voters prior and during the 15th general election (GE15).

“In the Johor elections and in GE15, Muda partnered PH because at the time we believed we shared similar beliefs, ideas and ideals on how to govern and rebuild Malaysia post-pandemic. That cooperation went well.

“Right after GE15, it was not the best or ideal situation, where no parties had the majority to form the government. So, we had to form the government with Umno/BN, which was okay then as long as we all fulfilled the reform agenda that was promised.

“But things turned sour. After more than six months, we realised that the reform agenda was not made a priority anymore by this government,” Luqman told The Malaysian Insight. – July 5, 2023.

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