Malaysia – bishops say country can set new course after election
Malaysia’s bishops have broken their collective silence following the 9th May win by the Mahathir Mohamad-led opposition, calling it a golden opportunity to set the nation on a new course.
The ousting of the corruption-tainted government of Najib Razak spelled the end of a six-decade ruling coalition dominated by the United National Malays Organisation.
The bishops thanked God for a relatively peaceful election and expressed gratitude for an electorate that had come of age. They called for people to continue to pray for Malaysia, ucanews.com reported.
“To all the election commission officials, the polling and counting agents, the thousands of volunteers and responsible citizens assisting in the background, ‘syabas’ (well done) for an almost incident-free election,” the bishops’ 16th May statement read.
Picture: Supporters of Mahathir Mohamad are seen outside of the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10th May, one day after general elections. Malaysian bishops called upon Catholics to pray for peace and reconciliation following the election. (CNS photoAthit Perawongmetha, Reuters).Tags: bishops, election, Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia, Najib Razak