PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s “Iron Lady” Rafidah Aziz has taken aim at the Muhyiddin Yassin-led government again, saying Malaysia and its citizens deserve much more than the Perikatan Nasional administration.
The former federal minister said the current “depressing state of affairs” was down to the incompetence of Muhyiddin’s government, which was not elected by the people but formed through the “backdoor”.
She added that the government has continued doing all it can to hang on to power while fumbling in its attempt to manage the pandemic and the economy.
She also pointed out many weaknesses: “The endless political infighting, reflecting the fragility of the ‘attachments’; the reluctance to reconvene Parliament for fear of votes of no confidence and questions that would surely be raised on various issues concerning the people.
“The detachment of the bloated Cabinet to the realities on the ground and the inability to assign tasks to the many deputy ministers. Clearly, a serial incompetent government is by any measure and evaluation a failed government.
“Even in the worst of times and situations, a competent, well-grounded, and responsible government will get the nation through the difficulties. Malaysia and her people deserve better than the failed backdoor government,” she said.
Yesterday, Malaysia saw a record 11,079 Covid-19 cases, while health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah expected this figure to increase over the next two weeks. Some have predicted that the numbers may even hit 20,000.
Malaysians have taken their frustrations with PN to social media on multiple occasions, coming up with slogans like “kerajaan gagal” and “kerajaan pembunuh”, among others. FMT
Kula: DAP has no agreement with PN government
There is no cooperation whatsoever, including on a confidence and supply agreement (CSA), between the DAP and the PN government, said party vice-chairperson M Kulasegaran.
He said any attempt to drag DAP’s name into this non-existent scenario was only aimed at diverting the public’s attention from Umno’s internal problems.
“There is false news spreading in the country. What they are saying is that DAP will support PN in the next parliamentary session.
“This is never happening,” he said.
He said the government could still get DAP support.
Umno last week withdrew support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin but allowed its MPs to make their own decisions during Dewan Rakyat votes including on votes of no-confidence.
The CSA refers to a mooted compromise under which the opposition does not reject the budget nor will it propose a no-confidence vote in the government that would trigger elections, an ill-advised exercise given the high incidence of Covid-19 cases in the country.
In return for such an understanding, the prime minister should then give the opposition a chance to propose policies.
An unimpressed Kulasegaran, who is also the Ipoh Barat MP, challenged Tajuddin to submit evidence on any DAP-PN cooperation allegation.
He said the three main leaders of Pakatan Harapan – Anwar Ibrahim (PKR), Lim Guan Eng (DAP) and Mohamed Sabu (Amanah) – had clearly stated that they were not cooperating with Muhyiddin.
“They also urged Muhyiddin to resign immediately.
“In a situation like this, where is the logic of DAP working with PN or supporting Muhyiddin?” he asked. MKINI
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