The new Prime Minister must prove that he has integrity
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw believes that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must prove that he is a person with integrity.
On 5 April, 2009, Najib said in a TV3 interview,:" I only hope the people will adopt an open and positive attitude in evaluating my leadership and give me the chance to demonstrate my leadership--."
Najib has sworn in as the sixth Malaysian Prime Minister last week. As I told him in the Dewan Rakyat last month, a PM must be a statesman, representing all walks of life and all political parties. In February this year, he created two Menteri besars and two governments in Perak, showing a lack of statesmanship.
The PM has to demonstrate that he is open and positive, leading by example. He has been accused of a myriad of scandals. He must come out and show truly that he is completely innocent of these allegations. For example, he has to explain to the people that he is not involved in the kickback of RM 500 million in the French submarine deal. One submarine has been delivered to Malaysia while the other is pending.
Hajib has stressed the importance of integrity in leadership. This is the time for him to do as he says.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw