PKR leaders in the government were today warned not to be arrogant.
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also the past president of the party, said they should instead be closely in touch with the people to hear out their grievances because they (people) wanted to see a positive change in the administration.
"Yes, now we are part of the government and in power in several states. But don’t let this go to our heads.
"Pay heed to what the people want… don’t repeat the mistakes of the previous government, where their arrogance led to their downfall,” she said at dinner in Shah Alam last night to celebrate the election of her husband Anwar Ibrahim as PKR’s new president.
Besides Anwar, other PKR leaders present included party vice-president Dr Xavier Jayakumar and Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.
Wan Azizah also reminded PKR leaders who held senior posts in the government to always remember that with “great power comes great responsibility”.
She said they had another four years to prove to the people that they were worthy of their choice (of putting them in power) and that failure to perform would result in them being “given the boot”.
As for PKR, she reminded all its leaders and members to stay true to its struggle, which is to pursue the reform agenda.