Malaysia

Perkasa says BN has every right to increase prices of goods

Malay rights group Perkasa has declared that the Barisan Nasional has every right to increase the prices of services and goods as it is the winner of the 13th general election and as such, there was no need for a street protest.

Its president Datuk Ibrahim Ali warned the BN that it must be mindful that voters are watching it and it must be prepared to face a backlash from voters at the 14th general election.

"The general election is held every five years. No need for street protest. They got the mandate and it is up to them to do what they want,” he told a press conference at his office in Kuala Lumpur today.

Ibrahim said the Pakatan Rakyat was capitalising on the increase in the prices of goods and services to strengthen its support in its quest to capture Putrajaya .

Yesterday, PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu said Pakatan Rakyat was planning a massive May Day rally next year to protest the rising cost of living, corruption and government wastage.

The May 1 rally is slated to be the climax to a series of small scale gatherings being held throughout the country by PR leaders, which began after Budget 2014 was tabled in October.

These smaller gatherings are aimed at getting the people to protest what they claimed was the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) attempt to fix its mismanagement of the economy by taxing the public through the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and reducing subsidies.

Mohamad said the rally will be organised by non-governmental organisations with support from PR parties – PAS, DAP and PKR. The venue has yet to be decided. - December 19, 2013.

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