KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14, 2014:
Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali today played the role of an adviser, dishing out a few tips to the Prime Minister, including one to lessen trips overseas.
The former Pasir Mas lawmaker said Datuk Seri Najib Razak should instead focus on the issues the people back home were facing.
“There is obviously a need for official trips abroad, but I have not seen any other nation’s leaders taking as many trips as him,” Ibrahim said at the Perkasa annual general meeting.
Ibrahim said Najib risked losing in the next general election and his premiership if he did not reduce his overseas trips.
He also asked Najib to take the reprimands of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and other famous bloggers seriously and to respond to them.
“The issues of rising cost of living, the fall of the ringgit, the weakening stock market and others can’t be solved with just rejuvenating the party.”
Ibrahim was alluding to Umno’s plan to rejuvenate the party which was mentioned at the party’s AGM last month.
Barisan Nasional, he also predicted, would not obtain a two-third majority in the next general election.
Ibrahim explained that this was because of government policies that did not benefit the people, especially Malays and Muslims, who were struggling with the high cost of living.
“The government, already in disarray, no longer enjoys a two-third majority. I do not see it gaining that majority in any future election. The trend now has changed.”