PKR Youth chief, Adam Adli Abd Halim, has raised concerns over Muar MP Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman’s selective criticism of the Anwar administration, labeling it as “NATO” (No Action, Talk Only). Adli, who also serves as the deputy youth and sports minister, believes that Saddiq’s critique is too narrow in scope and fails to consider the broader picture of government initiatives.
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In a Facebook post, Adli expressed his opinion, saying, “Ideally, Saddiq should not limit his perspective to things that align with his confirmation bias. He should also acknowledge the public welfare policies outlined in Budget 2023 and ongoing initiatives aimed at eliminating extreme poverty, resolving societal issues, addressing fundamental needs like education and healthcare, ensuring access to clean water, stimulating post-pandemic economic recovery, and initiating the forthcoming energy transition.”
Furthermore, Adli noted that many of the issues raised by Saddiq had already been extensively addressed. He highlighted two key points: the criticism of the asset declaration process and the discontinuation of court cases. Adli pointed out that the Prime Minister had criticized the existing asset declaration practice as inadequate and had called for a more transparent mechanism. He also clarified that the matter of dropping court cases had been addressed in Parliament, indicating the government’s commitment to separating the roles of the attorney general and the public prosecutor.
Syed Saddiq had previously called on the unity government to fulfill its promises made after the 15th general election and criticized it as a ‘no action, talk only’ administration (NATO) due to its perceived failure to implement promised reforms.