Social Inclusion Agenda : Another reason why we need to ABU the nation

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 →