“THE PRIME Minister should announce once and for all whether the RCI is on or off. The PM should show sincerity and clear the confusion,” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah.
Right now, the dilly-dallying shows that the Government is insincere and only playing with the emotions of the people on the eve of the forthcoming general elections.
The delay is also embarrassing BN component leaders who have been made to believe and committed themselves to the announcement of the RCI that never materialized.
“If the Government is going to announce the RCI now, it should also make public the terms of reference of the RCI and ensure sincerity and transparency in solving the problems. The RCI should not be a white-wash or an election gimmick.
UMNO should show respect to its component partners rather than showing once again that the BN components are irrelevant and does not count in such an important decision and issue.
On the other hand, it is only right for the BN component partners to give UMNO their ultimatum. What are the BN component partners waiting for?