UMNO Damansara Division deputy chief Amin Mohd Shukor is of the opinion the DAP needs to educate Tony Pua to be more forward-thinking and intelligent before making statements that could undermine stability.
Amin added that all parties or individuals involved in the unity government team should play their respective roles appropriately if they want to be accepted by the people and voters.
“I feel that the cooperation of the unity government needs to be more clearly translated into prioritising the needs of the people compared to such cheap provocations which will invite instability in the team,” UMNO Online reported him as saying.
“The realistic need for stability is very important because it can translate into winning the confidence of the people and voters ahead of the upcoming state election (PRN).”
He also raised the question of whether Pua’s statement was deliberate or accidental as it exposes the underlying nature of DAP that may be hidden.
I support what Tony Pua says. Make your mark on your own without relying on the corrupt UMNO. But I believe Anthony Loke will be apologising soon. https://t.co/VfuNN8vOQ1
— FreeMalaysian (@FreeMsian) June 23, 2023
Another user attacked the DAP instead.
We need more people like Tony in government. His statement tells me what I need to know when it comes to him not being one of the candidates for GE15. He is a man of principle unlike the many opportunist in DAP.
— MagnificentSapien (@Doublespeak888) June 24, 2023
Meanwhile, user @farhanzulkefly noted that DAP did well in distancing itself from Tony’s statement.
Baru je PN nak mainkan persepsi DAP gaduh dengan BN, terus Anthony Loke matikan.
Pemimpin nombor satu DAP sendiri bantah kenyataan Tony Pua. pic.twitter.com/mIQmcscTb5
— Farhan Zulkefly (@farhanzulkefly) June 24, 2023
“Just when Perikatan Nasional wants to play on the perception that DAP is in a row with Barisan Nasional, Anthony Loke Siew Fook killed it. DAP’s number one leader distanced himself from Tony Pua’s statement.” – June 24, 2023
Main photo credit: Malaysia Gazette