Both SABM and HAKAM, the principal movers of the Social Inclusion Agenda, are non-partisan in their pursuit of seeing this very important proposal to urgently address the root causes of poverty and marginalisation in the country become a reality.
Hence, invitations to yesterday’s dialogue were extended to political parties on both sides of the divide.
Yes, to all BN parties and to the opposition parties, too.
I can even confirm that two Saturdays back, I arranged for the invite and the related documents to be sent to a senior UMNO leader who had intimated to me that to show how serious UMNO was about reforms, a representative would attend.
I am told that MCA replied to say they would not attend.
Not a word from UMNO, MIC, Gerakan or PPP. Continue reading →