PKR Youth today took aim at BN leaders questioning the initiatives of the Pakatan Harapan government and the Council of Eminent Persons to reform the country.
Its deputy chairperson Afif Bahardin lauded the CEP's efforts to rectify and overhaul the "blatant ignorance and systemic destruction" caused by the weaknesses of the former administration under Najib Tun Razak.
"The practices of corruption, monopolies and power abuse that are synonymous with the old regime of Umno-BN have resulted in the country's deep involvement in severe national debt and massive mismanagement leakages.
"To question the role of CEP shows their disregard and lack of guilt, or failure to realise the need to repent for the sins and misdeeds they have done to the country," he said in a statement today.
Afif was referring to Najib welcoming the end of CEP's 100-day mandate.
Naib was quoted as saying that "the council's members are not elected, nor have the five taken an oath of office in terms of having access to government secrets and so forth."
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However, Mahathir said today that he is not ready to dismiss CEP chair and former finance minister Daim Zainuddin, saying he still needed the advice of the latter.
In his statement, Afif reminded the CEP’s detractors that CEP played a "patriotic and noble effort" to getting the country back on the right track.
"Their job is also to recommend some initiatives to reform the country’s system, and is an effort that must be appreciated and honoured.
"The CEP will restore the people's confidence by implementing the promised system reforms which they have suggested," he said.