GTA chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said GTA is committed to cleaning Malaysia from wrong elements such as abuse of power, corruption, administrative fraud, and untrustworthiness. — Bernama pic
By Rex Tan
Thursday, 10 Nov 2022 11:27 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 — Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA) has today launched its 15th general election (GE15) manifesto, which pledged among others to put the country’s top officials under the purview of the Parliament.
Its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the coalition listed these posts as those under Parliament: the chief justice, inspector-general of police, attorney general, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief, chief of the Armed Forces, chief secretary to the government, Treasury secretary-general, auditor-general, and Bank Negara Malaysia governor.
“GTA is committed to cleaning Malaysia from wrong elements such as abuse of power, corruption, administrative fraud, and untrustworthiness.
“And we are committed to strengthening the concept of separation of powers and integrity in MACC, the police, the judiciary, the Attorney General, the Council of Malay Rulers and establishing a royal commission for integrity and anti-corruption,” said Dr Mahathir at its launch event tonight.
The manifesto had among others said that the leadership of the country and the Malay community must fall with a Malay leader that is trustworthy, while at the same time giving a chance for upcoming young Malay leaders.
It had also listed the coalition’s pledge to ensure that the position of Islam and the Malay community be the foundation of the country.
Dr Mahathir also claimed that its manifesto is realistic and achievable, unlike other coalitions that have given big promises that cannot be achieved or will burden the country’s administration.
GTA includes Dr Mahathir’s Parti Pejuang Tanah Air, the Malay rights party Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra), the Islamist party Berjasa, and the National Indian-Muslim Alliance Party (Iman).
It will contest 125 seats under the different logos of Pejuang and Putra.